Jean M. Beales, 89, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at St. Joseph Home for the Aged with her family at her side.
Born in Kenosha on May 19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Edith F. (Smith) Scholey. She attended local schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and graduated from Kenosha High School, Class of 1939.
On November 29, 1945, she married Lawrence F. Beales at St. Thomas Aquinas Rectory. He preceded her on death March 23, 2010.
Before marriage she was employed for six years in the Simmons Company office and, after raising her family, she worked for ten years in the UW-Parkside Library, retiring in 1984. Following her retirement, she, along with her husband, were involved with delivering Meals on Wheels for many years.
Jean was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, The Christian Women of St. Mark’s and Kenosha Senior Action Council.
Surviving are three sons, Robert (Sharon) of Ojibwa, WI, John (Karen) of Plymouth, WI, and Thomas (Debra) of Pleasant Prairie; a daughter, Laurie (Dr. Michael) Walsh of Racine, WI; a daughter-in-law, Debra Beales of Trevor, WI; fourteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Diane (Robert) Newman of St. Louis, MO; and a dear cousin, Jack (Joan) Smith of Kenosha.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and a brother, J. Robert Scholey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 8th, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged or Meals on Wheels would be appreciated by the family.