Jean T. Beal

Born: Wednesday, November 27, 1929
Passed: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Graveside Service:
9/18/2017 | 2:00 pm -
Pentwater Township Cemetery 

Obituary

Jean T. Beal, 87, of Rockford, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on November 27, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of Raymond and Muriel (Sundstedt) Tapp. Jean graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA. She married E. Maynard Beal, on June 13, 1952. A Methodist pastor, he predeceased her on August 5, 2008.
After teaching in the public schools for several years, Jean became a tireless worker in the United Methodist Church, leading workshops and coordinating efforts for global ministries, including evangelism, relief work, and economic development. She served on the board of directors for the Rockford YMCA for 6 years and on the board of trustees for Cornell College for 13 years.
Jean is survived by her son, Daniel (Gaelyn) Beal of Bloomington, MN; daughter, Nancy Stodden of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Stephanie Burke and Timothy Stodden of Portsmouth, VA, and Andrew Stodden of Tulsa, OK; brother, Gerald (MaryAnn) Tapp of Jackson, WY; and nieces, Karen Wright of Urbandale, IA and Gayle Johnson of Bloomington, IN.
A graveside service will be held at the Pentwater Township Cemetery in the Village of Pentwater, MI at 8060 North Business 31.