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John R. Beebe
September 11, 1938 - November 10, 2021

John R. Beebe

John R. Beebe
Sep 11, 1938 - Nov 10, 2021

John R. Beebe
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John R. Beebe, 83, of Canton, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Courtyard Estates in Canton. He was born on September 11, 1938, in Canton, to Russell and Francis (Neville) Beebe. They preceded him in death. He first married Sharon (Nimmo) on February 22, 1962. She preceded him in death on November 10, 1981. He later married Dianne (Morris) on September 2, 1983. She also preceded him in death on September 6, 2010. He is survived by two children, Hope (Keith) Cox and Kevin (Renee) Beebe, a twin sister, Joanne (the late Marvin) Schoaff of Kentucky, five grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Myers, Tyler Beebe, Hannah Cox, Heather Cox and Nicole Beebe, two great grandchildren, T.J and Delainey, and two stepchildren, Patty (Steve) Kelley Mason and Tom Kelley. John grew up in Fairview and graduated from Valley High Senior High. He later graduated from DeVry University in Chicago. John retired from Caterpillar Mapleton plant in 1997 after 37 years of service. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Canton. He enjoyed working in his garage on carpentry projects and repairing small engines. He also enjoyed restoring classic trucks. A Funeral Services will be held on, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton . Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy. To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.c

Mary Jo Norrell on Nov 27, 2021

I ran out of gas near his house several years ago. Mr. Beebe generously helped me and I made it home. He refused any money from me. He taught me a "pay it forward" lesson. I'll never forget his thoughtfulness. Kevin, Hope and Families, please accept my sincerest condolences. Mary Jo Gummerson

Howard(Danny)Soper on Nov 26, 2021

Hope, ask Steve Hines,if I do see him before a visitation or funeral-I will leave him my cell number.When you do, please text me and who you are,then I will get back with you.

Howard(Danny)Soper on Nov 26, 2021

To Hope and Kevin-I used to ride the bus with you both when you were living off Route 24,on what is now Strube Road-I didn't know your dad, but I do remember you two riding on the same route that I was on-Danny Soper-my first name is Howard.Prayers for both of you and your families!!!

Marilyn Anderson on Nov 24, 2021

Hope, I'm so sorry I missed your Dad's funeral. I thought it was today. I just now was checking the time and saw it was yesterday. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a nice , soft spoken , kind man. I really enjoyed visiting with him at Courtyard. My deepest sympathy to your entire family.

Graham Winchester on Nov 24, 2021

I enjoyed working with John at CAT. Always a nice guy. Loved his sense of humor.

Jane Brodbeck on Nov 22, 2021

To the Bebe and Cox families, Very sorry to hear of the passing of John. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shirley McDowell on Nov 22, 2021

Hope, so sorry on the loss of your dad. Sending hugs your way. Love you.

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Nov
23
Tuesday
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, IL 61520
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


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Nov
23
Tuesday
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, IL 61520
2:30 PM


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