A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary E. Beem, age 66, of Pataskala, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark with Deacon Pat Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Mary passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side.
She was born April 20, 1952 in Newark, Ohio to the late Maurice and Genevieve (Young) Scanlon.
Family was most important to Mary, she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was uniquely talented in creating and working with all types of crafts. She enjoyed wood burning, sewing, candle making and cake decorating. Her favorite outdoor activity was fishing with her husband, Mark.
Mary was an outgoing fun-loving person who never met a stranger. She was always there to help others and would do anything for anyone. She was an excellent cook and baker and was an avid collector of Coca Cola memorabilia, wind chimes, chickens and piggy banks.
She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Mark E. Beem, whom she married on February 18, 1978; two daughters, Wanda K. (Joseph) Wood and Bobbi R. (Mark) Wood; two brothers, Bruce Scanlon and Neil Scanlon; three sisters, Patricia “Pat” Martin, Gwendolyn Ludwig and Maureen Christine York; cousins, Jackie and Sharon Scanlon; nephew, Dakota Lake; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by an infant son, Preston Watts; a brother, Maurice Scanlon, Jr.; and two sisters, Emma Lake and Genevieve Louise McCutcheon.
Family and friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229-1728 or to The James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute, Oncology Department, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Mark, My dear brother, I pray for you on this most difficult day. Your Mary is already safely in Heaven. Her pain is no more. Grieve as you need to but know you are strong enough to endure the sadness. Much love, Kim
I love u and uncle Mark an just every one I won't be the same with out u. U helped mom raise me and take care of me when I was just a little thing now I'm old and ur not with me . I know u are raising the roof will all our other loved o as RIP my sexy sweet beautiful aunt
RIP Aunt Mary. You will be dearly missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Mark let me know if there's anything I can do for you guys. Thinking of all of you.
Mary was a really good friend of mine for many years. She gave me one of her chihuahua puppies (P. J.) for my 30th birthday. I really enjoyed all of the fun times that we had singing karaoke and dancing together at Hour's Night Club. She was a great friend to me and she will be greatly missed.
Mark so very sorry for your loss and the family’s loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers