Evelyn Slaydon Beane

July 18, 1931October 10, 2012

Evelyn Slaydon Beane, age 81, of Eden, NC, and formerly of Martinsville, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Hospice of Rockingham County in Wentworth, NC.

Born in Tappahannock, VA, July 18, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Donald Slaydon and Mattie Ray Foley Slaydon. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Albert H. ‘Beanie’ Beane, Jr., a daughter, Teresa Rae Beane, her sister, Juanita Slaydon Harding, and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Moyer.

Evelyn attended the St. Louis Institute of Music and she taught music, piano, and organ theory for 49 years. She was an organist at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, an organist and choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Collinsville, and she was an organist at Starling Avenue Baptist Church where she was also a member. She was a member and past president of the Piedmont Music Teachers Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana Beane Taylor of Eden, NC, the Rev. Virginia Beane ‘Jenny’ Wilkins and her husband Kirby of Reidsville, NC., a grandson Robert Jonathan Moyer, and five great-grandchildren, Chelsie Kaye Moyer, Canada Danielle Moyer, Chanda Dora Moyer, Robert Jonathan Moyer, Jr., and Michael Dayton Moyer.

A memorial service will be held at 7 P.M. Friday, October 12, 2012, at Starling Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Adkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 P.M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 923 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA, 24112. The family would like to offer special thanks to the loving staff of Morehead Nursing Center and to the Hospice of Rockingham County, NC. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville.


  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, October 12, 2012

Evelyn Slaydon Beane

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Debbie Wade Price

July 4, 2013

Diana and Jenny, so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I have many fond memories of the four years that I took piano lessons in your home. Playing duets with your mother in recitals was always very special for me. She was always very kind to
me and I will remember her fondly.

William Preskitt

October 13, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Beane meant much to my family. She taught all three of our children on the piano. She was so kind to us. We would visit her occassionally at the nursing home in Eden. We tried to visit her in the Hospice Unit this past Sunday, but was unable to find the facility. I had plans to try again when I got word that she had passed. My wife and I could not be at the funeral because of a special service scheduled at our church at the time of the funeral. We were very sorry that we could not be there to show our respect. God bless you all.
Bill and Judy Preskitt

Fetzer family

October 12, 2012

My love to you, Jenny and all of your family. You have always been like family. We Love you very much! Fred, Patricia and Rachel Fetzer

Wanda Turner

October 12, 2012

I'm so sorry I can't be there at this time. Please know, Diana and Jenny, that my prayers and heart are with you both. Your Mom was a special person and will always have a place in my heart. I love you both...

Paula Belton,MNC

October 12, 2012

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We Loved Mrs Beane very much. She was a pleasure to be with. She will greatly be missed by us all.

Anita Ross

October 11, 2012

My condolence to the Family. May you continue to stay close to God, he will stay close to you and comfort you during your times of sorrow