Evelyn Slaydon Beane, age 81, of Eden, NC, and formerly of Martinsville, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Hospice of Rockingham County in Wentworth, NC.
Born in Tappahannock, VA, July 18, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Donald Slaydon and Mattie Ray Foley Slaydon. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Albert H. 'Beanie' Beane, Jr., a daughter, Teresa Rae Beane, her sister, Juanita Slaydon Harding, and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Moyer.
Evelyn attended the St. Louis Institute of Music and she taught music, piano, and organ theory for 49 years. She was an organist at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, an organist and choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville, and she was an organist at Starling Avenue Baptist Church where she was also a member. She was a member and past president of the Piedmont Music Teachers Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Diana Beane Taylor of Eden, NC, the Rev. Virginia Beane 'Jenny' Wilkins and her husband Kirby of Reidsville, NC., a grandson Robert Jonathan Moyer, and five great-grandchildren, Chelsie Kaye Moyer, Canada Danielle Moyer, Chanda Dora Moyer, Robert Jonathan Moyer, Jr., and Michael Dayton Moyer.
A memorial service will be held at 7 P.M. Friday, October 12, 2012, at Starling Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Adkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 P.M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 923 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA, 24112. The family would like to offer special thanks to the loving staff of Morehead Nursing Center and to the Hospice of Rockingham County, NC. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville.