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Robert Beans

December 11, 1927 — March 10, 2023

Dover, Ohio

Robert Beans


Robert D. Beans, 95, of Dover, passed away Friday, March 10, 2023 in Community Hospice -Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born in Goshen Township, he was the son of the late George H. and Martha E. (Albaugh) Beans and a graduate of the former Midvale High School at Midvale. After his graduation, Robert served his country in the United States Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged in 1947. It was at this time that Robert began working for the East Ohio Gas Company, now Dominion, as a Field Representative, retiring after 33 years of employment. 

Robert was a longtime member of First Christian Church at New Philadelphia and an avid gardener. He also loved hunting and fishing with his brothers.

On December 27, 1948, Robert married his wife, Phyllis J. (Kaltenbaugh) Beans and together they shared over 74 years of marriage. Also surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Lona, and Dave Roll of New Philadelphia; two grandchildren, Ashley Roll (Todd Britt) of Chicago, Illinois and John (Amanda) Roll of Copley; a great grandson, Xavier David Roll-Britt; a sister, Flora Jackson of Naples, Florida and a brother, John Beans of New Philadelphia and a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Beans of New Philadelphia.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Bichsel and two brothers, George Beans and Roy Beans.

In keeping with Robert’s wishes, cremation care is being provided by the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to either Community Hospice – Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or, First Christian Church, P.O. Box 474, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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