Beeken, Ella Frey

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Ella Frey Beeken, 94, of Christiansburg, Va. passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2007. She was the daughter to the late Thomas Doswell and Addie M. Frey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Stephen J. Beeken; her son, Stephen John Beeken, II; daughter-in-law, Dr. Lois A. Beeken; and sister and brother-in-law, Adelaide Frey Small and C. LeRoy Small.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Thomas H. Beeken and wife, Tamar, of Christiansburg; Ruth B. Ashworth and husband, Harold, of Salem; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2007 at Sunset Cemetery with the Rev. Phyllis Speigel officiating.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Avante of Roanoke, especially Station Four. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068 or Boys’ Home, Inc., 306 Boys Home Road, Covington, Va. 24426.

The Beeken Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 540-382-2612. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting