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Mary Belle Beam

October 17, 1921 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 97)

Mary Belle Beam, 97, of Bardstown, passed away Saturday May 11, 2019 at Flaget Memorial Hospital.  She was born October 17, 1921 in Taylorsville, former President of International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and of the Christian faith.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Beam; son, Ray Anthony Beam; two infant sons, William and James Beam; and parents, Daniel and Grace Truax.


She is survived by her seven children, JoAnn (Sam) Filiatreau, Charlotte Ray (Carl) Beeler, Mary Ellen (Tom) Justus all three of Bardstown, Mike (Dixie) Beam of Arizona, Jean Elizabeth (N. A.) Filiatreau, George Edward (Pat) Beam, and Ruthie Weakley all three of Bardstown; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two nieces Selena Greenwell, and Juanita Roby; two nephews, Bryan Willis, and Arlan “Bud” Hobbs who were very close to her; and several nieces and nephews.


Her memorial service will be 7:00 pm Thursday May 16, 2019 at Barlow Funeral Home, with inurnment in Bardstown Cemetery 11:00 am Friday May 17.  Deacon Sam Filiatreau will officiate.  Visitation will be 3 – 7 pm Thursday May 16 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial donations may go to donor’s favorite charity.

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