Ann M. Bean
July 14, 1939 - March 28, 2018
Service Date: April 8, 2018
A Celebration of Ann's life will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alfred Parish Church, 12 Kennebunk Rd., in Alfred with Rev. Sara Bartlett, officiating. Calling hours will begin at 12/Noon until the time of service at her church.
Ann Bean died peacefully at home in Alfred, on March 28, 2018, surrounded by her three children. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Keith Bean; her three children, Joel Bean and wife Mary, Kirk Bean and wife Wendy, and Mariann Bean and fiancé Kevin Bartlett; and her brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Jo-Ann Marshall. Ann was known as Mam to her 10 grandchildren and her 15 great grandchildren.
Ann’s grandchildren remember their Mam’s warmth and kindness, as well as her ability to make each of them feel special. Her grandchildren are, in order of age, Katie Bean, Vickie Bean, Kirk Bean, Danny Bean, Holly Khiel, Amy Khiel, Vanessa Bean, Nate Hanson, Grace Bean, and Jenny Hanson. Mam’s great grandchildren are Cote, Kaleb, Noah, Isaiah, Leah, Adam, Kasey, Brooklyn, Westin, Warren, Alicia, Max, Bennett, Kaelani, and Gabriella; they knew Mam for her warm hugs and playful laughter. Ann’s children remember their Mom’s loving support and generosity through their whole lives. Brad and Jo-Ann Marshall, Ann’s brother and sister-in-law, remember sharing family, fun, and international travel with Ann for many years. Ann’s husband Keith will miss his beautiful wife dearly and remembers lots of dancing, travel, fun and funny escapades with close friends and family, and the warm Texas winters of their retirement. Above all, her entire family remembers Mam most for her unconditional and abundant love, and her infectious joy for life.
Ann was born on July 14, 1939 in Alfred to Sumner Bradbury Marshall, Jr. and Dorathy Lucille Lane Marshall. The younger sister of Brad (Sumner Bradbury Marshall, III) and the granddaughter of Dr. Sumner B. Marshall, Sr. (known as “Docka”), and Elizabeth York Marshall (known as “Mammy Marshall”), Ann’s family was always centrally important to her. Ann graduated from Sanford High School in 1957 and married Keith Howard Bean on November 2, 1957. Ann and Keith had three children, and after staying at home to raise them, Ann became employed for 20 years by the Alfred Post Office. In their retirement, Ann and Keith purchased a motor home and hit the road. In the summers, they spent sunny days and karaoke-filled evenings at Walnut Grove Campground in Alfred, and in the winters, they became Texans at The Farm Country RV Park in Bandera. As Texas “snowbirds,” they danced, laughed, listened to music, and crafted with friends (all the while sporting cowboy hats) until Maine began to thaw, and then they would pack up the truck and return home to Alfred. Ann was a talented quilter, jewelry-maker, sewer, scrap booker, greeting card designer, and card-player. She gave generously, making quilts and jewelry for her friends and family as an expression of her love season after season. One of Ann’s favorite past-times was to research her family genealogy, and she leaves her family with a rich tapestry of stories and information about their ancestral roots.
A memorial service officiated by the Reverend Sara Bartlett will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., at the Alfred Parish Church, where she was a parishioner for 67 years. Calling hours will be held at the church beginning at 12/Noon. All are invited to share in the celebration of Ann’s beautiful life.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parsons Memorial Library, 27 Saco Road., Alfred, ME 04002 or to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.