Roy Theodore Beaman, Sr.

October 20, 1938 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Roy Beaman, Sr. Obituary

Roy Theodore Beaman, Sr., a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle,

and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 24, 2023, in McHenry,

IL. Born on October 20, 1938, in Morrisonville, IL, Roy's life was marked by devotion to his family, his

unwavering work ethic, and his love for life's simple pleasures.

Roy was the beloved patriarch of a family that adored him. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Norma

Sue Beaman, who was the cornerstone of his life since their marriage on October 12, 1958, in Wonder

Lake, IL. Together, they created a legacy of love and commitment that continues through their son, Roy

Jr. (Ted) and his wife Laura, their grandchildren, Jay, Harmony and her partner Mike, Travis and his wife

Tory, and Becca and her partner Jacob, as well as their great-grandchildren, Kaelyb, Maggi, Vance,

Cooper, and Linkin. Roy's memory is also honored by his siblings, (Marilyn), Harold (Judy), Robert

(Martha), Benjamin (Linda), Marjorie (Dan), and Grace (Johnny), along with in-laws Leroy, Gene (Judy),

David (Kim), Janet, and Ron, as well as his many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his

parents, Samuel and Nadine, in-laws Silas and Fay, siblings Mary, Hazel, Anita, Larry, and in-laws Rick and


Roy's commitment to his work was as steadfast as his commitment to his family. For over 60 years, he

was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150. His presence was a

constant at union events and pickets, and he was well-known for driving the union's Ratmobile. His

colleagues respected him for his integrity and his unyielding support for their collective rights.

Those who knew Roy will remember him for his selfless nature, his generosity, and his loving spirit. He

was a man of principle, believing a handshake was as binding as any written contract, a testament to his

belief in the value of one's word. His character was an example to all, embodying the true definition of a

stand-up guy.

Roy found joy in the simple things in life. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team and

took pleasure in watching the cardinal birds outside his home. His love for talking with neighbors was

matched by his passion for RVing and fishing, activities that allowed him to make cherished memories

with family and friends. Roy's presence was a comfort and a source of strength, and his guidance was

sought by many.

As the seasons change, and the Cardinals return each spring, Roy's family and friends will be reminded of

his gentle spirit and the love he shared so freely. His legacy will live on in the stories told, the lessons

learned, and the memories cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Roy's life will be celebrated where his family and friends will gather to honor his memory. He will be laid

to rest in a place he loved, surrounded by those who loved him most. Though he may be gone from this

earth, the impact of Roy Theodore Beaman, Sr.'s life will be felt for generations to come.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 4-8 pm at the Justen

Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles Miller Road, McHenry, IL. A Life Celebration service will

follow at 8 pm. Interment will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Fairview

Cemetery, 1457 E. 350 N Road, Nokomis, IL.

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Graveside Service
January 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Fairview Cemetery
1457 East 350th Road
Nokomis, IL 62075


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