Marion Blanche "Mame" (CRIMMEL) BEALE

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Marion CRIMMEL BEALE (20 Aug 1907 - 2 Apr 1995)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/6/09 - Image Year: 1995

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Marian Blanche "Mame" Crimmel was the daughter of William Thompson and Edna V. (Turbett) Crimmel. She was born August 10, 1910 and died October 16, 2006. She graduated from Port Royal High School in the Class of 1928. She was married to Frank Reed Beale.


PORT ROYAL: MARION C. "MAME" BEALE, 96, of 501 Market St., Port Royal, died at 5:36 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 10, 1910, in Denholm, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William Thompson and Edna (Turbett) Crimmel. Her husband, Frank R. Beale, preceded her in death on April 2, 1995.

Surviving are: a sister-in-law, Frances E. Crimmel, of Port Royal; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

She was a 1928 graduate of Port Royal High School.

She also graduated from the Geisinger School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse having worked for the Juniata School District.

She also served as a private duty nurse for many years.

She was a member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, where she was a charter member of the Victory Sunday School Class of the church.

She was also a member of the Juniata County Education Association.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with the Rev. Carol E. Davis officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Port Royal Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082.


Mrs. Marion Beale worked at the Hotel Royal serving banquets for the Port Royal National Bank and the First National Bank. Julia Aumiller's parents, the Springsteens, had the hotel then. Mrs. Beale said Mrs. Springsteen was a wonderful cook and that the years were probably 1927 and 1928 that she worked there. She made $2 for the day. Marion graduated from Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1931. She always knew what she wanted to be - a nurse. The $2 she made at the hotel, she bought material to make a dress. Back to her nursing career. She said work was scarce during the depression and she remembers playing solitaire for days waiting for the phone to ring to go to work. Marion did private duty until she married Frank Beale in 1935. She said when you did private duty in those days, you literally kept the home fires burning. Later Marion became the school nurse for 22 years in Juniata County.

Marion's parents were William T. and Edna Turbett Crimmel from Mexico. Her brothers were Willliam who died in 1939, and George "Pete" A sister Leah, and another brother Arthur both lived in Connecticut.

Marion is the last of her family. Her husband was Frank Reed Beale. Frank's parents were J. Frank and Grace Reed Beale. Their farm was at Fort Bingham. Frank's sisters were Kathryn Graham and Dorothy O'Brien.

(From The View from the Lunch - September 20, 2004)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/7/09 - Image Year: 1928
This photo shows Marian Blanche Crimmel in her Port Royal High School Yearbook, Class of 1928.

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