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John-Anna Kathryn Beam

August 7, 1978 — January 8, 2018

John-Anna Kathryn (Griffin) Beam, 39, of Union City, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Union City, Ohio.

She was born on August 7, 1978 and is survived by her mother, Diane (Ashley) Griffin of Greenville, Ohio; her father and his wife, David and Marilyn Griffin of Piqua; and her biological father, John Bingham of Muncie, Indiana.

John-Anna was many things: a wife, a mother, a daughter and a sister. Such titles seem inadequate to describe the person she was to us. She was the most giving person you would have ever met. She was always helping others, and was only a phone call away if you needed her. John-Anna loved to cook and was great at it. She also enjoyed searching thrift stores for deals and treasures. She was a devoted mother and loved her children dearly! She would do anything for them, and loved the time she shared with them. She was a devoted and loving wife. There will not be a day that goes by where she is not remembered and missed.

John-Anna is survived by her husband of 17 years, Ronald Beam, whom she married on July 29, 2000; her children, Alex Beam of Greenville, Andrew Beam of Union City, Ohio, and Bree-Anna Beam of Union City, Ohio; her stepchildren, Nona Hofacker of Greenville, Christopher Gordon of Bridgeport, Ohio, and Dustin Mullins of Winchester, Indiana; her siblings and their spouses, David and Acie Griffin of Greenville, Nick and Tosha Griffin of Nanakuli, Hawaii, and Jean-Nette Griffin of Celina. She also leaves behind her step siblings and their spouses, Mike and Christy Griffin of Richmond, Indiana, Eric and Rebecca Griffin on New Castle, Indiana, Ian and Kimberly Supinger of Piqua, Mandy and Shane Hinkle of Piqua, Tracy Bashore of Ansonia, Anita Best of Ansonia, and Janie Crest of Versailles; her grandfather, Howard Griffin of Rushville, Indiana, and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. The family invites all guest to a meal following the celebration to spend time together sharing stories and memories of John-Anna.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday from 3 to 4 PM at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to John-Anna's family to help with any expenses this tragedy has caused.

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