Virginia Lee Bean

BEAN, VIRGINIA LEE, 88, of Muncie, IN, formerly of Louisville, KY, died on January 17, 2013.

Born in Covington, KY to the late Mary Early and Elmer Phillips, Mrs. Bean graduated from Holmes High School in Covington and from Christ Hospital's School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH.

In l949, Mrs. Bean married Terrell Bean of Louisville, KY, where they made their home for 55 years. A registered nurse, Mrs. Bean spent her career at Saint Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Saint Matthew's Manor Nursing Home, though her favorite nursing position was that of school nurse at Iroquois High School from 1966-1971. In 2004, they relocated to Muncie, IN, to live near their daughter.

Mrs. Bean was pre-deceased by her infant son, Terrell Bean Junior; her grandson, Timothy Patterson; her sister, Billie Delaney; and her son-in-law, Robert Rothenhausler.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Terrell Bean; two daughters, Judy Rothenhausler of Montclair, NJ, and Margie Patterson (Alan), of Muncie, IN; her sister, Katie Bond of Louisville; four grandchildren, Tiffany Oriti (James) of Dayton, OH, Terri Yildirim (Ali) of Indianapolis, Max (Evette) Rothenhausler and Thomas Rothenhausler, both from Montclair, NJ; and two great-grandchildren, Leyla and Evren Yildirim.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Nunnelley Funeral Home, 4327 Taylor Boulevard, Louisville, KY, with services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Bethany Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303, or Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, 5640 Alder Road, Hood River, OR, 97031.


Funeral Home

Nunnelley Funeral Home, Inc.
4327 Taylor Boulevard Louisville, KY 40215
(502) 368-3396

Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 20, 2013