Penny Catherine Humphrey Bean
Penny Catherine Humphrey Bean, age 88, of Mansfield and former longtime Tiro resident, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Penny had survived lymphatic cancer a year ago and was just beginning to recover, when an acute illness took her to be free of pain from this life – to find a peaceful resting place.
A special Valentine’s Day baby, she was born February 14, 1926 in Fremont, Ohio to John Ray and Laura (Snavely) DeWeil and was raised by her aunt, Amy Humphrey.
Penny was employed at Wilkins Air Force Depot, LK Restaurant, Miller Tool and Die and the Shelby Y. She was a longtime member of Tiro United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Ontario Christian Church.
On July 5, 1942 she married Doyle William Humphrey and he preceded her in death September 15, 1989. Together they had four children who survive: Christine (Joe ) Bister of Ellenton, Florida, Elaine Hinkle of Tiro, Dale (Peggy) Humphrey of Shelby and Betsy Humphrey of Johnstown; 8 grandchildren: Cheryl Longnecker, Darla (Jeff) Marlow, Derreck Krebs, Doug (Abby) Humphrey, Heath Humphrey, Sarah (Jason) Westbrook, Michael Esparza and Libby Esparza; 8 Great grandchildren: Brielle, Jareth, Delanee, Treyven, Cassidee Marlow, Braxton Humphrey, Tristan and Tredan Westbrook; and the many children she babysat for over the years.
Also surviving is the love of her present life, her new husband of 6 years, Harold Bean of Mansfield, whom she wed on August 31, 2008. Penny began a new chapter in her life 6 years ago when she married Harold. He fell in love with her kind spirit and a giving heart.
Also surviving are: 3 sisters: Lucille (Willie) Wilson of Bucyrus, Florence Cooper of Mt. Gilead, Shirley Jean Hehr of Bucyrus, a brother-in-law: Elwood “Woody” (Dorothy) Humphrey of Orlando, Florida, Harold’s daughter: Debbie Cottrell of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her first husband and siblings: Ray DeWeil, Billy DeWeil, Alice McPeek and Ruth French.
Penny shared her zest for life in caring for children and the elderly. Her thirst for knowledge and to know people never made her a stranger to anyone. She enjoyed music, the arts, theater, wind chimes, reading biographies and playing cards .Penny gave it her all and supported many – from sending kids to college to seeing the needs of others fulfilled. For your wonderful example, we thank you and love you: mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Faith, Charity and Love….but the greatest of these is Love.
Friends and family are welcome on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM by Pastor Randy Allen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made to Ontario Christian Church. To leave a condolence or to share a memory with the family, please visit