Ivan Glen Bacon
Mary Louise Saunders
Deanna Ruth Bacon


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1. Eugene Leroy Beecher

2. Ralph Joseph Fort

Deanna Ruth Bacon 3

  • Born: 30 Aug 1941, Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States 3
  • Marriage (1): Eugene Leroy Beecher on 12 Jun 1959 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States 1
  • Marriage (2): Ralph Joseph Fort on 8 Oct 1966 in Knox, Starke, IN, United States 2
  • Died: 25 Aug 2020, Osage Beach, Camden, MO, United States at age 78 2

   FamilySearch ID: GPWT-663.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Vidette-Messenger of Porter County:, 25 Jun 1959, Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 4 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.

2. Residence: in 1962 in North Judson, Starke, IN, United States. 2

3. Residence: on 4 Sep 2010 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States.

4. Obituary: Holman Howe Funeral Home on 25 Aug 2020 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States. 2 Deanna Ruth Fort, daughter of Glen and Louise Saunders Bacon, was born August 30, 1941, in Lebanon, Missouri. She departed this life Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in Lake Regional Medical Center, in Osage Beach, Missouri, at the age of seventy-eight years, eleven months, and twenty-six days.
On October 8, 1966, she was united in marriage to Ralph Joseph Fort, and they shared the last fifty-three years.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Deanna is survived by her husband, Ralph, of the home; seven daughters, Diana Hall, and her husband, Brian, Vicky Bott, and her husband, Dan, Deanna Boshe, and her husband, Eric, all of Lebanon, Missouri, Jackie John, and her husband, James, of Palm Harbor, Florida, Kimberly Fort, and her significant other, Marie Brooks, Krissy Fort, all of Ocala, Florida, and Kathryn Fort, and her wife, Brittany, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two sons, Bob Fort, and his wife, Kandi, of Lebanon, Missouri, and Richard Beecher, and his wife, Kathy, of Spring, Texas; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Randy Bacon, and his wife, Heidi, of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Judy Vaughn, and her husband, Jerry, of Springfield, Missouri, Glenda Weaver, and her husband, Gary, of Plano, Texas, and Donna West, and her husband, Donnie, of Lebanon, Missouri; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was born and raised in the Lebanon, Missouri area, and graduated from Lebanon High School in the Class of 1959. She moved to North Judson, Indiana for four years, where she met Ralph and soon after they were married, they made their home in the Lebanon area. Deanna went to work at the H. D. Lee Company and continued working for them for a total of twenty plus years. Throughout the years, Deanna was a devoted homemaker to her husband and a loving mother to her children. Later, she worked in the insurance and billing department at Lebanon Mercy Hospital for fifteen years before retiring.
Deanna had made her profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Community Baptist Church near Lebanon. Her faith was very important to her.
She enjoyed playing "Words With Friends" on her cell phone and was a dedicated Trump supporter. She was a very strong person and was the pillar of her family. She adored her children and all of her grandchildren and loved each of them dearly.
Deanna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and was a caring friend. We celebrate her life and know that her family and friends will cherish the wonderful memories she created for them during her lifetime.
A memorial to the New Hope Cemetery near Russ, Missouri has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Deanna married Eugene Leroy Beecher, son of Everett George Beecher and Lillie White, on 12 Jun 1959 in Lebanon, Laclede, MO, United States.1 (Eugene Leroy Beecher was born on 22 Jul 1939 in Royal Center, Cass, IN,5 6 died on 23 Dec 2010 in Trail Creek, LaPorte, IN 5 6 and was cremated in Michigan City: Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, LaPorte, IN 5.)

Deanna next married Ralph Joseph Fort on 8 Oct 1966 in Knox, Starke, IN, United States.2 (Ralph Joseph Fort was born in 1942 in North Judson, Starke, IN, USA.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ZFWW-1Q2M Eugene Beecher m. 12 Jun 1959 Deanna Bacon Laclede MO.

2 "Holman Howe Funeral Home (Lebanon, MO)," https://www.holmanhowe.com/obituaries/Deanna-Fort-Lebanon/#!/Obituary.

3 Ancestry.com, 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.

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

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63324008.

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

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