Otto Bean, Jr. was born Jan. 1, 1938, at Gideon and died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 68.
Mr. Bean was the son of the late Otto Bean, Sr. and Alice Marie Lee Bean.
On Feb. 14, 1960, he was united in marriage with Janet Stillman in Columbia, and she survives of the home.
He had been a State Representative and a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Bean of Peach Orchard; two sons, Jason Bean and Barry Bean, both of Peach Orchard; and one sister, Alma Coffey of Sikeston.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church in Kennett with Rev. Joe Porter officiating.
Memorials may be made to Wings Cancer Foundation, 100 North Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, Tenn. 38120 or University of Missouri Delta Research Center, P.O. Box 160, Portageville, Mo. 63873.