Charles S. Steward
Thelma Powell
(Abt 1918-)
Shirley Elaine Steward


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1. Duane Brian Beacher

Shirley Elaine Steward 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 20 Oct 1946, , , PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Duane Brian Beacher
  • Died: 11 Sep 2010, The Villages, Sumter, FL at age 63 5 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times Marriage Notices, 8 Dec 1970, Chester, Delaware, PA. 7 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Steward, 101 Ash Road, Wallingford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Elaine to Duane Brian Beacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher, 856 West Ave., Springfield.

Miss Seward, a graduate of Chester High School, attended Goldey Beacon Junior College and is employed by TWA Airlines, Philadelphia.

Her fiance, an alumnus of Springfield High School ansd Lehigh University, is employed by the West Chester Electric Co.

A March wedding is planned.

2. Newspaper: Delaware County Daily Times: Marriage of Bower - Beacher., 17 Mar 1971, Chester, Delaware, PA. 3 MIDDLETOWN. Christ United Methodist Church was the setting Saturday for the wedding of Miss Shirley Elaine Steward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Steward, 101 Ash Road, Nether Providence, to Duane B. Beacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Donald Beacher, 856 West Ave., Springfield. Rev. Ellsworth Jennings officiated. A reception at the Alpine Inn, Springfield, followed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin empire gown trimmed in Venise lace on the bodice and detachable chapel train.

3. Philadelphia Inquirer: Real Estate Sales: East Goshen, 1424 Heather Lane Dueane B. And Shirley E. Beacher to John Robb and Susan Kazmerczak, $231,000. On 2 May 1999 in East Goshen Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. 8

4. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer on 20 Sep 2010 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 BEACHER
SHIRLEY E. (nee Steward) of The Villages, FL formerly of West Chester, PA on Sept. 11, 2010, wife of Duane B. Beacher, daughter of Thelma (nee Powell) Del Grande, sister of Ron Steward (Kay) and Pattie McNally (Hugh), also surv. by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Wed. 4 P.M. at MINSHALL-SHROPSHIRE-BLEYLER FUNERAL HOME, 608 So. Old Middletown Rd. (Middletown Twp.) Media PA where friends may call after 3 P.M. Interment Private. Memorial contribution in Shirley's name to Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 So. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA. 19010. Attn: Kidney Dialysis Unit, Dr. Zappacosta would be appreciated.

Shirley married Duane Brian Beacher, son of Benjamin Donald Beacher and Margaret Elizabeth Horan.


1 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Mar 1979.

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

3 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 17 Mar 1971, page 10. Wedding of Duane B. Beacher and Shirley Elaine Steward.

4 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 17 Jun 1974, page 4. Obituary of Charles S. Steward.

5 Social Security Death Index,

6 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), Obituary Shirley Beacher

7 Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), 8 Dec 1970, page 9.

8 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 2 May 1999, page 292. Real Estate Sales.

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