Barbara Louise Spell Bean


(October 16, 1931 – December 18, 2020)

Barbara Louise Spell Bean went to be with Our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus on Friday December 18, 2020 in  San Antonio, Texas.  The greatest thing we can say about our mother is that she believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and exercised her faith literally until the day she died.  Barbara prayed daily, read her Bible daily until she could no longer, prayed, and enjoyed fellowship with the Body of Christ.  Her faith was passed on to all three of her daughters, and we are so happy to say we are of the family of faith.     

Born Barbara Louise Spell to Robert Edward and Mary Louise Spell of Houston Texas on October 16,1931,  she graduated from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, where she was editor of the school paper and had a column called ‘ Babs Blabs’. She met her husband, L.V. Bean, at the University and married him at Epworth Methodist Church in Houston on June 2, 1950.      

She taught Junior high Art and English before having three children. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter Melissa Cartwright and her husband, Gary;  grandson Matthew Cartwright and great-grandson, Caleb Cartwright; grandson Mark Cartwright, granddaughter Kylie Marie Self and her husband, Kendall; daughter Julie and her husband Dellas Binion;  daughter Carolyn Sexton; nephews Randall Theriot, Mark Bean; nieces Melinda Theriot and Martha Lee Bean.       

She is preceded in death by her husband, L. V. Bean, her brothers- in – law  James Bean, Stewart Bean and Morice Bean, sister-in-law, Marie Williams, sisters Jacqueline Lisle, Marianne Spell and brother Bobby Spell.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening on December 22, 2020.Graveside service will be held at New Dublin Live Oak Cemetery at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

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