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Obituary for Jean Marie Beien

Jean Marie Beien, 99, of Cummings, KS, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Monday, February 20, 2023, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Fr. Meinrad Miller, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS. A rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM with visitation following prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Alpha Christian Children’s Home, Perry, KS, and may sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at
Jean was born June 5, 1923, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Delbert and Gladys (Clements) Shockley. She attended Harmony Garden Grade School and graduated from ACCHS in 1941. Jean worked before marriage in the agricultural office in Effingham, Wilson Poultry CO. Atchison, KS. Jean married Sylvester J. Beien on November 19, 1942, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. He preceded her on May 6, 2007. She lived on Eylar Ranch, Denton, KS, for two years, Moss Ranch, Walker, MO, for two years and spent rest of her life residing in rural Cummings, KS, area. Jean also worked for Saunders Manufacturing CO., and Horton Garment CO., Atchison, KS. She also worked as an assistant cook for J-U 4 School in Cummings, KS, seamstress for “This Ol House, Nortonville, KS for thirteen years. Jean was a sewing leader for Lucky Clover 4-H Club for many years. She enjoyed collecting dolls, paper dolls and Santa figurines and birds, gardening, canning, raising flowers, writing poetry, quilting and machine embroidery.
Survivors include a daughter Barbara and Charles Wilson, Atchison, KS, sons, Nick and Patti Beien, Cummings, KS, Ern and Cindy Beien, Cummings, KS, sister Dorothy Heffelfinger, Mclean, VA, six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded by her parents and a brother Rev. Robert Shockley.
Jean said “I consider one of my greatest blessings in life to be that of having been married to a farmer and having raised our family in the country.”