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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Elizabeth 'Bea' Fiene

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  • Elizabeth “Bea” Fiene, 92, passed away on Friday (Sept. 14, 2012) at Asbury Park in Newton.?Bea was born on Nov. 15, 1919, in Hutchinson to Joseph Calvin and Elizabeth May Miller Wood. Bea and her family lived on a ranch in Lookout, Okla. She graduated from high school in Freedom, Okla.?She and her husband, Irvin John Fiene, married on Dec. 22, 1957, in Wichita. They moved to Newton in September 1958 and later opened the J&B Market on High Street in Newton, which they operated for yearly 14 years.?After closing the store, Bea sold Avon for more than 30 years. She was an active member of East Side United Methodist Church and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.?Surviving is her husband, John of Newton; daughter, Shari Miller and granddaughter, Kyana Miller of San Diego; and granddaughters, Andria Christiansen, Elizabeth Hadden and Tamara Antoine, and great-grandson, Joshua Phillip Hadden, all of Newton.?Bea was preceded in death by her beloved son, Phillip Irvin Fiene; her parents; and six brothers and sisters.?Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 17, 2012) at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.?Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2012) at East Side United Methodist Church in Newton. Interment will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory, with a reception back at the church.?A memorial has been made to East Side United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.?Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.?Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home of Newton.

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