Passed away at age 94, at her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born October 19, 1923, in Henry County, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick Ray and Viola (Wineland) Winkle.
December 15, 1945, she married George Edward Beeman and he preceded her in death in 2002, after 57 years of marriage.
She was the oldest attendee of the Waterloo Village United Methodist Church (78 years), being involved with bible school and helping with Sunday breakfast and other functions as well. She and her husband George were benefactors of the addition to the parish hall.
She was one of the first cooks at Chelsea Community Hospital.
Lavon was proud to be the oldest of five generations of Beeman women.
Surviving are her children: Linda (Pete) Brown, Georgia Beeman, and Doris Goodson, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Edward Beeman, daughter Rosemary Klink, son-in-law George Klink, great-great-grandson Allen Beeman, and her siblings.
The family would like to extend a thank you to her special friends who assisted her and allowed her to continue living independently: her neighbors Brian Butterfield and Steve Hastings, her mailman Al Wright, and Chelsea Meals on Wheels. Also, a special thank you to Jerry Fitch for singing at her service.
A funeral service took place Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, with Rev. Edward Ross and Pastor Mary Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo Twp.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Chelsea Meals on Wheels, 512 Washington St., Chelsea, MI 48118.