Edna Marie Beach


First Posted: 2/20/2011

LimaEdna Marie Beach, 90, died at 11:50 p.m. Feb. 19, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center.She was born April 6, 1920, in Lima to William F. and Mabel E. Hartman Gegenheimer, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 20, 1962, she married Karl W. Beach, who died June 18, 1985.Mrs. Beach was a 1938 graduate of Lima South High School. She was a retired school secretary in the Sarasota County, Fla., school system. She had previously worked at Westinghouse, Lima, for 27 years.Survivors include a sister, Betty L. Graham, of Boise, Idaho; a niece, Gloria (Dennis) Vranich, of Boise, Idaho; two nephews, William and Ron Graham; three great-nieces, Chelsea Vranich and Bridgit and Dawn Graham; two great-nephews, Billy and Ron Graham.Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Jerry Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Westminster Cemetery, Harrod.Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals Rescue League, 211 S. Greenlawn Ave., Elida, OH, 45807.