West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Lydia Beach
Lydia Beach

Funeral services for Lydia Agnes Beach, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Joe Spangler and Larry Yarber officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late George Lane and Tilda Upton Lane, on June 25, 1918 in Howell County, Missouri and died January 27, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage May 26, 1934 in West Plains, Missouri to Clyde Beach, who preceded her in death October 22, 1976.

She is survived by two children, Clyde Beach, Jr. of Warrenton, Missouri and Imogene Willard and her husband, Bill, Jonesboro, Arkansas; one special niece, Betty Briscoe, West Plains; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren, and forty-eight greaet great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two children, Barbara Andrews and Edward Dean Beach; four brothers, Bert, Claude, Bill, and Toy Lane, and four sisters, Rhoda Phillips, Minnie Koelling, Mary Rowe, and Pearl Tabor.

She was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ; She was retired from the International Shoe Factory in West Plains. She loved to read her bible, and even when it got to the point, she could no longer see how to read her bible, she would sit and hold her bible in her hands. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 .p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Francie Workman
    January 30, 2015 @ 4:20 pm

    To all the family, especially Bill &Jean, Billy, Julee, &Hallee, Bobby&Vicky, Brock&Vanesza, and Connie. I’m saddened by your loss but she lived a long faithful Christian life without wavering. That alone makes the sadness less. She set such an example for everyone. Praying for God’s strength and comfort for all of you.

  2. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    February 1, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss; you are in our thoughts and prayers.