Thompson Walker Beecher
(1892-1988)
Anna Pearl Kiehl
(1896-1964)
Louis Frank Schnee
(1882-1946)
Eugenia M. Blum
(1889-1940)
Kenneth Thompson Beecher
(1916-1978)
Katherine Louise Schnee
(1914-1970)
Kaye Louise Beecher
(1945-2022)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Patrick Quentin Spiese

Kaye Louise Beecher 1 3 4 5

  • Born: 22 May 1945, Connellsville, Fayette, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): Patrick Quentin Spiese on 21 Aug 1971 in Connellsville, Fayette, PA 1 2
  • Died: 13 Dec 2022, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 77 7
  • Buried: Dec 2022, Columbia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, USA 7

   FamilySearch ID: L2ZM-8XD.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Connellsville, Fayette, PA. 8 The 1950 census recorded at 1117 Oak Street: Kenneth T. Beecher, chemist in distillery, 34, living with wife Katherine, 35; Kaye N., 4; and Jean A., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: on 28 Sep 1970 in Hanover, York, PA. 4

3. Newspaper: Daily Courier: Engagement of Kaye L. Beecher, 30 Jun 1971, Connellsville, Fayette, PA. 1 (photo of Kaye L. Beecher)
Announcement is made of the engagement and coming marriage of Kaye Louise Beecher of Hanover, daughter of Kenneth T. Beecher of 1117 Oak St., and the late Mrs. Katherine S. Beecher, to Patrick Quentin Spiese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spiese of 208 Perry St., Columbia.
Miss Beecher was graduated from Connellsville Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is presently employed as a teacher at Spring Grove Area Junior High School.
Mr. Spiese was graduated from Columbia High School and from Millersville State College. He is now employed as a science-mathematics teacher at Spring Grove Area School District. He is a veteran of four years' service in the U. S. Air Force.
The wedding has been scheduled for August 21.

4. Newspaper: Daily Courier: Wedding of Kay Louise Beecher and Patrick Quentin Spiese, 23 Aug 1971, Connellsville, Fayette, PA. 3 TEACHER, FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT, IS BRIDE

Kay Louise Beecher, daughter of Kenneth T. Beecher of 1117 Oak St., and the late Mrs. Katherine S. Beecher, on Saturday became the bride of Patrick Quentin Spiese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spiese of 208 Perry St., Columbia.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was the setting for the 3:30 p.m. nuptials. The Rev. H. Wahl Pfeifer, pastor, officiated for the double ring ceremony before the altar which was decorated with palms, ferns and white gladioli. White satin bows marked alternate pews down the center aisle.

Mrs. Jamee Graham of Pittsburgh, cousin of the bride, was the guest organist. For the wedding procession she played "Trumpet Tune" by Purcell and for the recessional, "Psalm XIX." Other organ selections by Mrs. Graham included "Air" from the "Water Music Suite," "Andante" by Handel and "Adagio in A-Minor" by Bach. Mrs. Albert Spiese Jr., sister-in-law of the bridegroom, was the vocalist. Her numbers were "For All We Know," "Be Thou With Me" and "The Lord's Prayer."

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor-length gown of white silk organza with Alencon lace trim. The empire bodice, fronted with lace, featured a mandarin collar, accented with an organza ruffle, and full bishop sleeves of organza with deep Alencon lace cuffs. The A-line skirt with lace hemline was enhanced with a chapel-length Watteau train. The bride's forward headdress was of pearl-edged lace petals and organza loops, to which was attached a bouffant veil of imported silk illusion. She carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations and stephanotis.

Miss Jean Anne Beecher, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Virginia L. Beecher, another sister, and Miss Joanne Krynicky of Mount Pleasant, college friend of the bride. They were attired in identically-styled floor-length gowns of silk organza. The empire bodices featured standup collars and full bishop sleeves of maize shade. Moss green lace formed a jacket effect on the bodices. The cuffs on the sleeves were also of moss green lace, outlined with ruffles of maize shade organza. The A-line skirts were of maize organza. Each wore a maize organza picture hat and carried a wicker basket containing white daisies, yellow sweetheart roses, miniature yellow carnations and baby breath.

Jack Yeager of Columbia served as the best man. Ushers were Herbert Spiese, brother of the bridegroom, and Charles Leedy, both of Columbia.

Supplementing the ceremony was a reception for one hundred fifty guests in the social room of the church, hosted by the bride's father. The four- tier wedding cake was separated at each tier with inverted champagne glasses.

The newlyweds are now on their honeymoon at Atlantic City, N. J., and the eastern coastline. They will reside on 905 York St. (rear) at Hanover, after Friday.

Mrs. Spiese was graduated from Connellsville Joint High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She now teaches mathematics at the Spring Grove Area School District.

The bridegroom was graduated from Columbia High School and Millersville State College. He is a veteran of four years' service in the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Spiese is currently teaching mathematics and science at Spring Grove Area School District. Pre-nupital events include the rehearsal dinner on the eve of the wedding, hosted by the bridegroom at Shady Side Inn.

5. Obituary: Lancaster Online: obituary of Kaye Louise Spese on 1 Jan 2023 in Lancaster Township, Lancaster, PA, USA. 7 Kaye Louise Spiese, 77, of Carlisle passed away on December 13, 2022. She was born in Pittsburgh to the late Kenneth and Katherine Schnee Beecher. Kaye was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a high school math teacher for twenty years before becoming a bank teller until her eventual retirement. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting gifts for others, and her special anniversary fishing trip to Alaska with her late husband. Kaye was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister who adored her family and treasured spending time with them.

Kaye leaves behind her sons, David, husband of Nicole Spiese of Telford, PA, Micah Spiese of Aurora, CO; her grandson, Vincent Spiese of Telford, PA; two sisters, Jean Beecher of Johnstown, PA, Virginia Beecher of Connellsville, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Patrick Spiese in 2020.

A celebration of Kaye's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Keystone Opportunity Center, 104 N Main St., Souderton, PA 18964. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.


Kaye married Patrick Quentin Spiese, son of Albert Lewis Spiese and Hilda Elizabeth Ember, on 21 Aug 1971 in Connellsville, Fayette, PA.1 2 (Patrick Quentin Spiese was born on 11 Apr 1942 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA,5 9 died on 8 Dec 2020 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 5 and was buried in Dec 2020 in Columbia: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA, USA 5 7.)


Sources


1 Daily Courier, Connelsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 30 Jun 1971, page 8. Engagement of Kaye L. Beecher.

2 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/897/Search-Probate-Records), File 19712599 Patrick Q. Spiese and Kaye L. Beecher 21 Aug 1971.

3 Daily Courier, Connelsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 23 Aug 1971, page 5. Wedding of Kaye Louise Beecher and Patrick Quentin Spiese.

4 Daily Courier, Connelsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 28 Sep 1970, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. Kenneth Beecher.

5 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 8 Dec 2020, page A2, obituary of Patrick Q. Spiese.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index (Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.), Vol. 1. Kaye L. Spiese. Carlisle, PA.

7 LNP Always Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania https://lancasteronline.com/), https://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/kaye-louise-spiese/article_4f9e8e18-2324-51e8-a976-2785810690e3.html Obituary of Kaye Louise Spiese.

8 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6X19-ZGTM Kenneth T Beecher Connellsville PA.

9 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KR4P-955 Patrick Q Spiese, Residence, Columbia, Pennsylvania.



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