COLUMBUS GROVE — Joan M. Beam, 85, died Friday June 6, 2014, the result of an automobile accident, in which her daughter Christine A. Hayden also died.


She was born on October 22, 1928, in Deshler, Ohio, to Paul V. and Minnie R. (Eberle) Davis, both of whom preceded her in death.  She was raised by her mother and Step-father, Harold Moore, who also preceded her in death.


On August 17, 1946,  she married LeRoy H. Beam, who died December 31, 1987.


Mrs. Beam was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, she was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove, a past member of the Eastern Star Lodge, Chapter #527, a member of the Progressive Mother's Club and a volunteer for the Blood Mobile for 4 years.  She helped  her husband on the family farm, and had also worked for Stewarts Department Store, The Betty Lynn Dress Shop, and Kings 5 & 10 Store all of Columbus Grove.


Survivors include four sons: Steven L. (Martha) Beam of Columbus Grove, Ohio, Jerry Joe (Rita) Beam of Cosby, Tennessee, Kenneth A. (Jodi) Beam  of Fort Jennings, Ohio and Dennis L. (Diane) Beam of Delphos, Ohio.  A son-in-law, David Hayden of Columbus Grove, Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 28 great granchildren.  A brother, Donald Moore of Columbus Grove, Ohio, and a sister, Jane Sakemiller of Vaughnsville, Ohio.


Mrs. Beam was preceded in death by an infant son, Douglas Beam; her sister, Jean (Jim) Gilbert and a brother Edward (Betty) Davis.


Joint services with her daughter Christine A. Hayden will begin at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at St. John's United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove. Pastor Gary Ginter will officiate.  Burial will follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2 to 4p.m. and 6 to 8pm on Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove.  Parking is available along side of and behind the church on the Columbus Grove High School parking lot.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Columbus Grove Athletic Association, St. John's United Methodist Church or Charity of  Donor's Choice.


Online condolences may be expressed at


Arrangements are being handled by Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio.