Dr. John Louis Bean, 75, died peacefully June 21, 2019. Dr. Bean was born in Logansport, Indiana in 1944. He grew up in Centralia, Illinois, the son of the late Louis and Hazel Bean. He moved to Liberty, Missouri, to attend William Jewell College, where he studied biological sciences and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Dr. Bean worked on his masters studying microbiology at University of Missouri Kansas City, and later obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (now Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences). For 38 years he practiced family medicine and supported Liberty Hospital’s growth. During this tenure, he served as Chief of Staff at Liberty Hospital for two consecutive years, and was awarded the Stocksdale Medallion Award by the Liberty Hospital Board and Foundation in 2010. He retired from medicine in 2013.
Dr. Bean and his late wife, Marsha, developed Belvoir Winery at the former Odd Fellows property in Liberty, Mo.
He is survived by his daughters, Marchelle Giannini and Melissa Leimkuehler; his grandchildren, Kalika Leimkuehler, Giselle Leimkuehler, and Angelina Giannini.
Family will be receiving guests for a celebration of life Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Belvoir Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Road Liberty, MO 64068.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dr. and Mrs. John and Marsha Bean Scholarship Fund at William Jewell College. Checks can be made out to William Jewell College, with notation ‘in Memory of John Bean’. Checks can be mailed to: William Jewell College, 500 College Hill, Campus Box 1032, Liberty, MO 64068-1896.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Doctor John Bean and Marsha
Kind, loving, special. After the Gold Buffet closed they followed me to where ever I was employeed and would not sit until I had a open table. I am a better person, knowing them and getting so many hugs for 57 years!
I only met Great Uncle John a few times, but his kindness left a lasting impression on me. I am blessed to have known him. I am so sorry for his loving family’s loss. I pray they will be comforted and blessed by his memory. His love is forever.
Love, Lauren Weinand
We were truly blessed to have counted John as our dear friend. We have many wonderful memories of our times spent with your family these past forty years. We join you and his many friends and colleagues as you mourn his loss.
Sincerely, Prem and Vicki Gukhool