Elaine Alice Beane, 96, well known for her quilting, sewing and knitting

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Elaine Alice Beane, 96, of Southport, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Mrs. Beane was born November 29, 1919, in Highland, Ill., daughter of the late Robert L. Rothley and Alice Hug Rothley.

She and her husband relocated from Port Richey, Fla., to Southport in 2000, where she attended St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Beane was one of the first residents of Carillon Assisted Living with her faithful companion ‘Spot.’ The staff of Carillon nicknamed her ‘Queen’ in acknowledgment of her style, graciousness and ladylike demeanor. One of her famous talents was her needlework, an art that was passed down from her mother. She became well known for her quilting, sewing and knitting.

Mrs. Beane also was an accomplished violinist and enjoyed playing the organ in her later years. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Alton W. Beane, for over 62 years until he passed away in 2002. She remained at his side during his final months at Dosher Nursing Home. Her love for her family and her generous acts of putting their needs before her own will always be remembered by those who knew her.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Beane was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Rothley.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Carol Lynn von Radesky, and her husband C.W.R ‘Mike’ von Radesky II of San Diego, Calif., Gary E. Beane, and his wife, Barbara Spencer, of Nellysford, and Marylan Lewis, and her husband, John, of Southport; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held in Rockville, Maryland.

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