Leslie E. Bean, 84, died at 5:40 a.m., Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.He was born in Kane on Jan. 24, 1931, one of two sons born to the late Harold & Lottie (Darr) Bean.Les graduated in 1948 from Carrollton Community High School, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954.He was lifetime grain and livestock farmer in the Kane area, and was a member of the Kane Baptist Church, American Legion Post 1038 in Kane, Elks Lodge #954 in Jerseyville, and was a former board member of the Kane Cemetery.He married the former Edith "Gus" Erwin on April 24, 1951 at the Kane Baptist Church, and they shared 57 years together before her death on Oct. 17, 2008.Surviving are his children & their spouses, Debra & Joe Pluester and Kathleen & Paul "Snow" Herkert all of Hardin, Doug & Cindy Bean of Carrollton; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a loyal friend, Barbara Tuey of Carrollton.In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Walter Lee Bean.Visitation will be from 10 a.m., Tuesday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Burial will take place in the Kane Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Elks Crippled Children or to Shriners Hospital.
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