Donna Elaine Bean

June 27, 1929April 29, 2021

Donna Elaine Bean, age 91, went to be with Jesus on April 29, 2021, surrounded by her family in Williamston, Michigan.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Rosalee (Rick) Allen, Marilyn (Dale) Cosner, Teresa Shely, and son, Paul (Debbie) Bean. She is preceded in death by her husband Phillip Lawrence Bean, and sons, Phillip Donald Bean and Steven Harvey Bean and son-in-aw, Roby Shely. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Donna was born on June 27, 1929 in Flint Michigan to Ethan and Cora Mittan. Donna graduated from Niles High School and continued her education at Moody Bible Institute. She completed the Scofield Bible Correspondence Course through Moody Bible Institute.

Donna and Phillip were married on November 6, 1948 in the First Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. During the years that she was raising her family, she opened her home to neighborhood children after school, for Child Evangelism, where she taught about the love of Jesus through stories and flannelgraph. After raising her children, Donna worked at Xray Associates for many years. She then worked at and retired from the State of Michigan.

Donna loved to share Christ with everyone she came into contact with by her words and the way she lived her life.

Services will be held at 10:00 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Family Life Wesleyan in Williamston, with visitation at 9:00.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Mission India.

The family asks that all attendees wear a face mask to the service.


  • David Thomas
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Kurtis Thomas
  • Don Bean
  • Andrew Bean
  • Nathan Jarman
  • Shaun Krueger
  • Austin Shely
  • Roby Shely


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Donna Elaine Bean

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