Marvin Bean, Jr.

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September 8, 1921 - February 8, 2016

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Visitation Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Sunday, March 6, 2016 3:00 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Oakhill Cemetery, Lakeland, FL


Rev. Marvin Day Bean, Jr. age 94, of Columbus, passed away February 8, 2016 at Wesley Glen Nursing Center. Retired United Methodist minister and social worker. Born in Tampa, Florida September 8, 1921 to the late Marvin Day and Lillian Howell Bean. Spent his early years in Lakeland, Florida area. Marvins pastoral service record from the late 1950’s until retirement in 1990 includes 1960 Sheperd UMC, Stonybrook UMC, in 1965 Assist. to Executive Secretary, the Methodist Union, Columbus District, 1967 Pastor Obetz UMC, 1973 Pastor Neil Avenue UMC, 1974 Director of Intake, United Methodist Children’s Home in Worthington, 1979 part-time Pastor at St. Andrew UMC Columbus and retired in 1990. Co-founder of Wesley Glen Retirement Home where he served as Secretary of the Executive Committee and member of Board of Trustees since the beginning in 1964. Marvin was the author of many manuscripts, sermons and papers which are located in Manuscript Collection #96, Archives of Ohio Methodism at Ohio WesleyanUniversity. U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Marvin loved to travel the World with friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Eleanor Bean and 3 sisters. Survived by children; Bethany Louise (Barton) Lown and her children, Laura and Lindsay of Westerville, Thomas Holmes Bean and his children, Andrew (Courtney) Bean and Rachel (Sean) Cashwell of Westerville and Carole Sue (Kenneth Leffler) Bean and her children, Schuyler and Ellieza, of McClain, Virginia; special friend, Martha Sprout; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a service at 3 p.m., Rev. David Bloom, officiating. Private interment at Oakhill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida.


scott jenkins - Mar 3, 2016

I was fortunate to have met Marvin when he was at the Children’s Home. He was able to admit a few youth and gave me good counseling on what might be appropriate for those who could not be admitted. He was please to learn that I entered seminary. He certainly lived his life for our Lord.

Dolores Hutcheson - Feb 28, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.

Harry & Charlene Tweed y - Feb 28, 2016

Rev. Bean was our minister at Stoneybrook, Gahanna. We loved him so much. What a humble person he was – and a great minister.

Saundra Schaub - Feb 15, 2016

The Schaub family attended St. Andrews in Gahanna, OH for many years while Rev. Bean served there. I was in the choir for many years and Rev. Bean baptized my grandson, Joshua. He was a wonderful, caring and warm individual and we in the Schaub family were blessed to have known him.

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