Cobie L. Bean

YORK Cobie Lynn Bean, 44, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at her home in Columbia. She was the companion of Hans Shore. She is survived by her loving parents, Joan and Mike Bean of Dover; sister, Jodi Myers and her husband, Dan, nephew, Ben, and niece, Sara; sister, Missy Page and her husband, Tim, nephew, Josh, and niece, Olivia; brother Jared Bean and his wife, Heather, nephew, Evan, and niece, Lindsay; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cobie Bean is also survived by countless friends who, along with her family will miss her - her big personality, her thunderous laugh, and her loving free spirit. Her groups of friends are as varied as they are loving. Her high school friends, college friends, sorority sisters, the hippies, the musicians, the sandbar river rats, the bar crowd, the new, and the old. She touched many lives with her enthusiasm and joy. Cobie Lynn Bean was born in York Hospital on May 17, 1969. She graduated from Central York High School in 1987 and attended Shippensburg University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Cobie found her calling and studied Western Herbalism at Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Colo. There she learned and fostered her passion for showing the help that herbal medicine could give to those she touched. Cobie helped scores of others in her many roles in the social work field, always sacrificing her time and giving herself to those who needed her. It was hard and frustrating work but she never lost her focus on those she helped directly. Cobie found where she most belonged at her bungalow at Long Level on the Susquehanna River. A river rat her whole life, the cottage was a place for family and friends to gather and share their love of the river, conversation, and the beauty of our great York County. Cobie Bean will be missed and remembered by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St. York. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, 2098 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Funeral Home

Etzweiler Funeral Home
1111 East Market Street York, PA
(717) 843-0216

Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 26, 2014