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Obituary: Donald A. Bealmear, Taylorsville, Kentucky


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Donald A. Bealmear, 80, of Taylorsville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He was born October, 20, 1933, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Francis Marion and Mary Ellen Powell Bealmear. He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Shirley Ann Wright on January, 28, 1956.

Mr. Bealmear graduated from Eastern High School in 1952. A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he proudly served on the USS Estes. He then worked for the L&N Railroad and Wayne Supply Company. He graduated from Bellarmine College in 1962.

He was employed as a Trust Officer at Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, Indiana, from 1963 to 1978. In 1995, he retired after 17 years with First National Bank of Springfield, Illinois. He had lived in Taylorsville, Kentucky, since 1998, and was employed by the People’s Bank in Taylorsville as a courier until 2010.

Donald was devoted to and active in the Roman Catholic Church. A member of All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville, he was a eucharistic minister, and a charter member of All Saints Knights of Columbus, Third Degree. He was a friend to everyone he met and had a great commitment to Jesus Christ. He was a Cub Master for Pack 555 in Columbus, Indiana, and was president of the Bartholomew County Easter Seal Society for a number of years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Stephen.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; his children, Michael Bealmear and his wife, Kathleen, of Columbus, Indiana, Lynn Dix and her husband, Nicholas, of Beavercreek, Ohio, Reverend Jeffery Bealmear and his wife, Lisa, of Metropolis, Illinois, and Joyce Jones and her husband, Keith, of Crestwood, Kentucky; his nine grandchildren, Theodore Bealmear, Scott, Sean and Mitchell Essex, Jennifer Snyder and her husband, Michael, and Kyle Bealmear, Lauren, Megan and Sydney Jones; and his two brothers, Richard Bealmear and his wife, Judith, and James Bealmear and his wife, Nancy, all of Louisville, Kentucky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, the June, 12, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville, with the Reverend Dale Cieslik celebrating. Interment will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville, Kentucky.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund, Post Office Box 531, Taylorsville, KY 40071; the ALS Association at www.alsa.org; or to Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.

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