Minnie R. Beal
Minnie Rachael Beal was born in Silsbee, Texas on June 28, 1924 to Maggie Waldrep Beal and Henry S. Beal.
She passed away on August 8, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 80 years.
She lived in Hillister, Texas for a brief period and then moved to Beaumont. Her parents were pioneers with the lumbering industry.
She is a graduate of French High School in 1941. She went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone and retired after 47 years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Services were held Wednesday, August 11 at Broussard’s in Beaumont.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue McNeely of Beaumont; brother-in-law, Paul Fritsche; sister-in-law Rosa Beal of Nederland and Anita Beal of Crystal Beach; many nieces and nephews and members of the Pioneer Beal-Waldrep family.
Sarah Hill, infant died Sunday, August 8, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Graveside services were held August 10 at Peebles Cemetery in Livingston.
Survivors include her parents Mark and Mary Hill and brother Taylor, all of Silsbee.
Carl Ray McShan, 62, of Tomball, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at North West Medical Center in Houston.
Cremation will be at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston, Texas. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the Chimes at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6 at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred B. McShan; mother, Ethel Jones McShan; and brother, Michael Joseph McShan.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Brom-McShan of Tomball; sons; David McShan of Honalulu, Hawaii, Donald McShan of Fort Worth, Texas and Greg McShan of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Misti Fedrizzi of Burleson, Texas; brother, Franklin B. McShan of Houston, Texas; sisters, Helen J. VandenBosh of Lumberton, Texas, Maureen McShan-Reichardt of Brenham, Texas and Brenda Kay McShan of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dorothy Shepard Staggs, of Buffalo, Texas passed away Feb. 27, 2004. Born June 29, 1919 to Robert and Bessie Shepard, she spent most of her years in the Port Arthur area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe I. Staggs; and her brother, Marvin Glenn Shepard.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice I. Staggs; her niece, Suzanne Gaberino; her nephew, Glenn Shepard; and her sister-in-law, Jean Shepard.
She loved her family and friends and was always ready for a good laugh and a good meal.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Memorial Funeral Home, 540 E. Commerce, Buffalo, Texas, 75831, 903-322-4632.
Thelma Gladys Crabtree, 77, of Lumberton, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held at Monday, Mar. 1, 2004 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park also in Beaumont.
She was a retired bookkeeper with Southcoast Mortgage.
Survivors include sons, Robert Crabtree and Richard Crabtree; daughters, Sandra Crabtree and Cheryl Stabile; brothers, John Reed, Pat Reed and Jack Reed; sisters, Celeste Brahamn, Evelyn Oliver and Donna Conner; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Robert “Bob” Beimbrink, 83, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004 at his residence.
A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 27 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Sour Lake under the direction of Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont.
A native of Belleville, IL and a 30 year resident of Lumberton, he was a retired welder. He was also a United States Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Beimbrink of Beaumont; step-daughters, Lydia McBride of Lago Vista and Donna Taylor of San Antonio; step-sons, Jack Connell of Bedford and Howard L. Greathouse of Vidor; and sisters, Jane Kaesberg of Montgomery and Etta Mae Chadwick of Fort Worth.
Mildred H. “Mit” Koehler, 81, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004.
Funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 26 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont.
A native of Houston, she had lived in this area since 1960 and was a retired branch manager at First Federal Savings and Loan for nearly 30 years.
Survivors include her sons, Paul Koehler and Wayne Koehler, both of Lumberton; sister, Roberta Cox of Katy; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.