Mrs. Nancy M. Bean, 69, of the New Eden neighborhood, died in the Wichita Hospital Sunday morning after an illness from which she had suffered much for a long period of time. She had been receiving treatments in Wichita since early fall and her condition seemed to improve at times, but the relief was only temporary and during the last two weeks of her life, there was no hope of recovery. The body was brought to Wilmore Monday afternoon and taken to the old home in the New Eden neighborhood the same evening. The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church in Coldwater at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Nancy Margaret Cooper was born in Pratt county, Illinois, near Monticello, February 21, 1857, and passed away at the Wichita hospital early Sunday morning, January 9th, 1927, at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 19 days.
She united in marriage to Charlie M. Bean, October 21, 1875. To this union five children were born, four sons and one daughter. After their marriage they lived in Pratt county for three years. From there they moved to Collier county, Texas, where they resided until the fall of 1884. From there they moved to Harper county, Kansas, for a short time and in the spring of 1885 they came to Comanche county where they settled on a homestead. Then on April 27, 1900, Mr. Bean departed from this life, bringing added responsibility to the mother. She made this her home until she was called to be with God.
At the age of sixteen she gave her heart and life to Him. She was reared a Baptist. When coming to Kansas there was no Baptist church near her home and wanting to be in the service of her Master, she became a member of the United Brethren church. This society was disbanded and later she united with the Methodist church of Wilmore and has since been a faithful worker, and loyal Christian.
She was also a great home lover. In the home she was all devotion and love for the dear ones there. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother. While out in the common walks of life she was a mother to everybody. But the last eight months of her life have been filled with the most intense suffering. During all her sickness her trust and love of God never faltered. The __ the providential care and wisdom the last two months she spent in a Wichita hospital she seemed to be perfectly satisfied and contended, although a constant sufferer, she never complained of her illness.
She leaves to mourn her loss, four sons; Frank Monroe, Lamar, Colorado; Henry Oscar, Coldwater; Purley Newton, Protection; William Cooper, Protection, and one daughter, Dora Alice Isenbart of Wilmore; three brothers, three sisters, nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Sunset and Evening star, and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning bar when I put out to sea.
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark!
And may there be no sad farewell when I embark.
For tho' from time and place the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot's face when I have crossed the bar.
Charles M. Bean, Obituary, The Western Star, May 4, 1900. (Husband of Nancy Cooper Bean.)
William Cooper Bean, Obituary, The Wilmore News, June 26, 1931. (Son of Nancy Cooper Bean.)
Lucile Thelma Bean, Obituary, The Western Star, April 6, 1926. (Daughter of Henry Oscar Bean, grand-daughter of Charles & Nancy Cooper Bean.)
Red Cross Fund Oversubscribed, The Wilmore News, 28 June 1917.
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