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Updated: 02/18/2014 06:44:12AM

Jean L. Beeman

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Jean L. Beeman, 92, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

She was born in East Rochester, N.Y., to Charles and Margaret Quinn Joslin and was the last living of 13 children.

Jean married William Dixon and together they raised a son, Norman Dixon. She was a very hard-working woman. Jean started her employment at the age of 16 with Kodak, working on the assembly line and retired after 35 years, as a supervisor. She had moved to Arcadia 30 years ago.

Jean was widowed in her early 40s, but she later married and spent many wonderful years with Charlie Beeman, whom also preceded her in death. She was an active member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church. Jean loved her flowers, gardening and saving her money. Anyone you ask will tell you of her kind ways, the giving of herself and time, the love she showed others, her passion for life and her incredible sense of humor, even in her final days and hours.

Jean is survived by her son, Norm (Etta) Dixon of Rochester, N.Y.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; her dear caregiving friends, whom she referred to as “Angels,” Hennie and Wes Bloem; dear friend, Donna Dixon; her closeknit church family and many friends made along the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers, Charlie, Leo and Tom; and sisters, Johanna, Isabel, Irean, Alberta, Stella, Dorothy, Olive, Alice and Evelyn.

Visitation hours will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jonathon Booher officiating. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband, Charlie, in the church cemetery. Online condolences can be expressed at

Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.

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