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Gertrude “Trudy” B. Bean

Birth Date: September 1, 1931
Death Date: February 9, 2018

Gertrude “Trudy” B. Bean, 86, of Decatur, IL, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Fair Havens Christian Village in Decatur.

Gertrude was born September 1, 1931 in Rochester, NY the daughter of Walter and Mildred (Bratten) Battles. She married Wallace Bean on May 6, 1950. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her sister June.

Trudy loved animals and was an avid bowler.

Surviving are her children, David Bean (Kathie) of Decatur, Kenneth Bean (Rosemarie) of Decatur, Julia Wrigley (Paul) of Decatur; grandchildren, Angelia Bean, Darrell Bean, Gary Bean, Justin Bean; great grandchildren, Kristin, Erika, Hannah, Angela, Daniel and Dillon.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials: Macon County Animal Shelter.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Trudy. Condolences may be left to the family at

Funeral Service
February 17, 2018
11:00 am
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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February 17, 2018
10:00 am
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Mrs. Bean was a sweetheart. She let us have little parties in her back yard. We were called the 31st street gang. Except not the kind of gang you hear about today. Just a group of kids having a good time. She had rules and yet we always had fun. So sorry for your loss Julie. Sorry I won’t be able to attend her services, we don’t get back from Az until Sunday. Thinking about you .

  2. Growing up across from this amazing family and calling Trudy my second mom was a true blessing. There are to many fond memories of Trudy to share in this short space, but I want the family to know I loved her like family and will always be a part of me. Dave, Kenny and Julie praying for you and love you like family.

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