Clinton Everett Beecher
Grace Hazel Condon
Thomas J. White
Charlotte Bell Birnell
Everett George Beecher
Lillie White
Eugene Leroy Beecher


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1. Deanna Ruth Bacon

2. Dorothy Louise Hellem

Eugene Leroy Beecher 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 22 Jul 1939, Royal Center, Cass, IN 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Deanna Ruth Bacon on 12 Jun 1959 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States 1
  • Marriage (2): Dorothy Louise Hellem on 30 Dec 1965 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN
  • Died: 23 Dec 2010, Trail Creek, LaPorte, IN at age 71 2 4
  • Crem.: Michigan City: Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, LaPorte, IN 2

   Another name for Eugene was Gene Beecher.7 8 9

   FamilySearch ID: L6BS-FV3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Boone Township, Cass, IN. 10 The 1940 census recorded Everett Beecher, farm laborer, 25, living with wife Lillie, 24, daughter Helen Louise, 4, and son Eugene Leroy, 9 months when the census was recorded on May 6, 1940. Everyone was born in Indiana.

2. Census in 1950 in Cass Township, LaPorte, IN, USA. 11 The 1950 census recorded at the corner of Road D and E Township Line Road: G. Everett Beecher, farmer, 33, living with wife Lillie, 32; Helen L., 14, and Eugene L., 11. Everyone was born in Indiana.

3. Newspaper: Vidette-Messenger of Porter County:, 25 Jun 1959, Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 12 Pvt. Eugene Beecher just returned to camp last week with his new bride, after spending a few days home with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Everett Beecher of Thomaston.

4. Residence: in 1962 in North Judson, Starke, IN, United States. 13

5. Newspaper: The South Bend Tribune: Gene Beecher Wins Feature: Gene Beecher of Hanna grabbed the lead on the 14th lap and won the 50-lap super stock feature Friday night at the South Bend Motor Speedway., 29 Jul 1972, South Bend, St. Joseph, IN. 14

6. Residence: on 29 Jul 1972 in Hanna, LaPorte, IN, USA. 14

7. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Family Meets for Reunion, 12 Aug 1981, Logansport, Cass, IN. 15 The Clinton E. and Grace H. Condon Beecher family reunion was held at Riverside Park recently.
Those attending from Logansport were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris, Fred Klepinger and family and Maxine Johnson and Randy.
Others attending were: Carr Beecher, president; Dorthann Beecher, secretary, of Denver, and granddaughters of Butte, Mont.; Rich Robbins and family, Denver; Maxine Beecher, Indianapolis; Laverne Beecher and family, Elwood; Fred Beecher and family and Terry Beecher and family, LaCrosse.
Also, Bruce Beecher and family, Eugene Beecher and family and Everett Beecher and family, Wanatah; John Doll and family, Mary Doll and Jackie Culver and John Jr., Union Mills; Randy Pickering and family, Valparaiso; Jim Morris and family, Bryan, Ohio; Frank Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Beecher and Sherry and Shirley, Rochester; and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Grable, Twelve Mile.

8. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Family Reunion Held At Riverside Park, 14 Jul 1983, Logansport, Cass, IN. 3 Members of the Clinton E. Beecher family met for a reunion at Riverside Park.
Those attending the event Sunday included Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klepinger and Jim and Eric, and Maxine Johnson and Randy, all of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Carr Beecher, Paula Wiltshire, Jane Robins and Kim Robins, all of Denver; and Shirley Beecher and Sherry Beecher, West Lafayette.
Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Shafer, Royal Center; Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Grable, Twelve Mile; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher and Pat, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Beecher and Deanna, Elwood; Maxine Beecher, Indianapolis; and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Beecher and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Beecher and Tonya, Wanatah.

9. Residence: on 1 Mar 2002 in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 9

10. Residence: 3296 E. 100 S., LaPorte, IN 46350 on 22 May 2002 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. 16

11. Residence: 3296 E. County Road 100 South, Laporte, IN on 22 May 2002 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. 8

12. Cause of Death: venous thrombo embolism, pancreatic cancer, 23 Dec 2010, LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. 4

13. Occupation: parts department manager, car dealership on 23 Dec 2010 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. 4

14. Residence: 210 Finch Trail, Trail Creek, IN 46360 on 23 Dec 2010 in Trail Creek, LaPorte, IN. 4

15. Residence: 3296 E. County Road 100 South, LaPorte, IN 30 Aug 12003 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. 17

16. Obituary: South Bend Tirbune: obituary of Eugene "Gene" Leroy Beecher on 26 Dec 2010 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN. 18 LAPORTE - Eugene "Gene" Leroy Beecher, 71 years old, of LaPorte, IN, died on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 9:15 AM at his home in Trail Creek, IN. He was born July 22, 1939, in Royal Center, Indiana, son of the late George Everett and Lillie (White) Beecher. He was married on December 30, 1965, in LaPorte, IN, to Dorothy Hellem Beecher, who preceded him in death. Eugene graduated from Wanatah High School. He served in the United States Army, and had retired from Pine Chevrolet as a parts manager. Surviving are his son, Donald (Crystal) Stoner of St. Cloud, FL.; daughter, Tonya (James) Rush of Osceola, IN; granddaughters, Graycen Rush of Osceola and Heather (Ryan) Jones of Wheatland, WY; great-grandsons, Collin and Oliver Jones of Wheatland, WY; sisters, Helen Hull of Edwardsburg, MI, Theresa (Randy) Pickering of Valparaiso, IN; and his partner, Audrey Younglove. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy Beecher, and grandson, Gavin Rush. There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, from 5-7 P.M. C.S.T. in the Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, IN. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. C.S.T. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, in the Cutler Funeral Home. Military honors will follow the service. A private interment will take place at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, IN. Contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 604 South Eddy Street, Suite A, South Bend, IN 46615. Please sign the online register book at

Eugene married Deanna Ruth Bacon, daughter of Ivan Glen Bacon and Mary Louise Saunders, on 12 Jun 1959 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States.1 (Deanna Ruth Bacon was born on 30 Aug 1941 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States 19 and died on 25 Aug 2020 in Osage Beach, Camden, MO, United States 13.)

Eugene next married Dorothy Louise Hellem, daughter of Aubra Harles Hellem and Goldie Marie Winfrey, on 30 Dec 1965 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. (Dorothy Louise Hellem was born on 21 Aug 1943 in Michigan City, LaPorte, IN,8 16 20 died on 22 May 2002 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN 8 16 20 and was buried on 25 May 2002 in Michigan City: Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, LaPorte, IN 8 16.)


1, Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969, Eugene Beecher m. 12 Jun 1959 Deanna Bacon Laclede MO.

2 Find A Grave,

3 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 14 Jul 1983, page 6.

4, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 054738. Eugene Leroy Beecher. Father George Everett Beecher. Mother Lillie White. Informant: Tonya Rush, daughter.

5, Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1917-2005 (Indiana State Board of Health. Marriage Certificates, 1958–2005. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.), James Eugene Rush and Tonya Jean Beecher.

6, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 28903. Eugene Leroy Beecher, b. 22 Jul 1939, father Everett Beecher, mother Lillie White.

7 The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Indiana., 18 May 2002. Obituary of Lillie Beecher.

8 South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN), 23 May 2002, page 35. Obituary of Dorothy L. Beecher.

9 "The Times (Munster, IN)," 3 Mar 2002, page 30. Obituary of Everett G. Beecher.

10 1940 United States Census, Everett Beecher, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9-4, sheet 8A, family 146.

11 "1950 United States Census," Everett Beecher Cass Township LaPorte IN.

12 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 25 Jun 1959, page 13.

13 "Holman Howe Funeral Home (Lebanon, MO),"!/Obituary.

14 South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN), 29 Jul 1972, page 11.

15 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 12 Aug 1981, page 5.

16, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 017875. Dorothy Louise Beecher. Father Aubra Hellem. Mother Goldie Winfrey. Spouse Gene L. Beecher, informant.

17 South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN), 29 Jun 2003, page V6. Beecher-Rush Marriage.

18 South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN), 26 Dec 2010, obituary of Eugene Beecher.

19, Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.), Marriage License Application for Eugene Beecher b. 22 Jul 1939 Royal Center IN never married and Deanna Bacon b. 30 Aug 1941 Lebanon MO never married.

20 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

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