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Obituaries 6-21-22


Veda Bean

Veda Bean, Lifetime & Founding Member of Shelbyville Road Church of Christ,

88, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully June 15, 2022. She was born February 15, 1934 in Clay County, Tennessee to the late Dewey and Versa (Cherry) Birdwell. Veda was a 1951 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School. She married Douglas L. Bean May 15, 1953 and was employed as an Executive Assistant for Indiana Farm Bureau for 30 years, retiring in 1994.

She never met a stranger and was always outgoing and welcoming. Veda loved spending time with her family and church friends, sewing, and going out to eat.

Visitation will be Monday, June 20, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 3333 East Thompson Road.

Veda is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Douglas L. Bean; children, Stephen Bean and Susan Cagle (Jon); several cousins; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Edna Hatcher, Bernice Birdwell, Clovis Birdwell, Weltha Steele and Allan Birdwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Vale Children's Home, Corinth, MS online at https://www.pinevalechildrenshome.com/ and/or the American Heart Association.