Mary "Kaye" Beaman

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Mary "Kaye" Beaman

Mary Kathryn “Kaye” Beaman went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2022, after passing peacefully at the age of 93. Kaye was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on July 26, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald O. “Nate” Beaman, parents Everett and Ethel Henson, brother Everett Henson Jr., sister Jane Broeren, and nephew Bill Henson.

Kaye and Nate moved from Kansas to the Imperial Valley (Calif.) in 1955, where they lived in the cities of Holtville and El Centro. While in Holtville, she started a retail antique business named “Forty Karats.” Kaye was active in the El Centro Hospital Auxiliary for many years and also partnered in an antique store in that city. Kaye continued her business tradition after she and Nate returned to Kansas in 1995, operating “Mary Kaye’s Place” antique shop for several years in the city of Uniontown.

Kaye is survived by her four children: Jan Beaman of Uniontown, Kan.; Michael Beaman (wife – Teri) of Moreno Valley, Calif.; Curtis Beaman of Uniontown, Kan.; and Ty Beaman of San Diego, Calif. Her grandchildren are: Ryan Marini of Indio, Calif.; Anthony Marini of Palm Desert, Calif.; Katelyn Beaman of Riverside, Calif.; Carly Patchin (husband – Colin) of Riverside, Calif.; Travis Beaman (wife – Katherine) of Richmond, Va.; Cristina Millan Beaman of Tucson, Ariz.; as well as six great-grandchildren. Kaye’s family also includes nieces Carla Henson of W. Sacramento, Calif., and Deana Rice (Ohio), as well as cousins Billy Lowry of Redding, Calif., and Brad Finch (Philippines.)

Pastor Marty DeWitt will officiate graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022, at Uniontown Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and family and friends will then leave for the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Integrity Hospice and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at