Ada Eeanor Bean Ward
04 Aug 1921 - 14 May 2007
Ada Eleanor Bean was the 10th born child of John Monroe Bean, and the 7th to his second wife, Ada Burdette. Known to her family and friends as "Eleanor" she grew up in the communities of Gap Mills and Waiteville, in Monroe County, West Virginia.
On 17 Dec. 1940, Eleanor married Donald W.Ward in Covington, Kentucky. Don was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and the couple traveled the globe. The above photo was taken in 1954 in Japan.
Eleanor and Don had four children: Lawrence W. [b. 1949]; Gail; Johnny; and Ronnie [b. 1954].
The couple finally retired and settled in southern California. There Don died at Buena Park, Orange County, on 26 Nov. 2000. Eleanor passed away on 14 May 2007 at Riverside, California.
Eleanor was my Dad's sister.