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Emmett Arvin Beebe, age 83, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Hobart, Indiana with his loving wife by his side. He was born October 12, 1929, to William L. and Emma C. (Mathewson) Beebe in Manito, Illinois. Emmett's family moved from Illinois to Ohio when he was younger. He moved to Indiana in 2008 and had remained there until his passing. A Korean War veteran, Emmett was very patriotic and loved his country. He could always be seen wearing an American Flag ball cap, he was proud of his country and what the flag stood for. Emmett worked as a barber in Toledo at the Commodore Perry Hotel and at the Campus Barber Shop near the University of Toledo.
He enjoyed rooting for the Toledo Rockets and was a season ticket holder for years. His beloved Detroit Tigers were a source of happiness, as he would not miss a game and once had the opportunity to meet Sparky Anderson.
Once he retired from barbering, he began wood carving which was a labor of love as his creative abilities came to life in his carvings.
His love for his family and especially his nieces and nephews was a source of pride for him. Never a day passed without stories of him being a beloved uncle to them.
In addition to his parents, Emmett was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles R. in 1926, Constance M. in 1928, Donald L. in 1949, Lloyd I. in 1989, Shirley and Marion V. in 2010. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helene Beebe of Indiana; two sons, Martin (Dee) Adams of Crown Point, Indiana and Ted (Linda) Copeland of Savannah, GA.
Donations may be made in Emmett's memory to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at www.alz.org.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Aldersgate U.M.C., 4030 Douglas Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 4, 2013