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French Stephen “Steve” Beane

Etienne French “Steve” Beane of Gassaway, WV, died April 3, 2022 at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, WV from complications of a long illness.

Steve was born in Gassaway on January 10, 1950 to the late Price Floyd Beane and Mary Nuzum Beane. He attended Braxton County Schools and graduated from Glenville State College. He taught art and coached athletics at Braxton County High School. After retirement, he served as a substitute teacher at Braxton County Middle and High School. Steve was a life member and active alumnus of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Steve’s surviving family includes two brothers, John E. (Kathy) Beane MD of Parkersburg WV and Sterling Beane of Gassaway; four nephews, The Honorable JD (Jill) Beane of Parkersburg WV, David (Carrie Jo) Beane MD of Vienna WV, Michael (Lisa) Beane MD of Vienna WV and Sterling (Dr Monica) Beane, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC ; a niece, Kathryn (Greg) Zenyuh of Morgantown WV; two great-nephews, Sterling “Price” Beane III of Kona, Hawaii and Nicholas Beane of Vienna WV; a great-niece, Jenna Beane of Vienna WV.

Steve was predeceased by his parents and his sister-in-law, Judy Beane.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sam Stewart of Braxton County Hospital, Dr. Sugam Vasani, Dr. Lane Mace and the intensive care staff at United Hospital Center for the excellent care he received.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. at the Braxton County High School Gymnasium.

The funeral service will be celebrated by the Reverend James Riggs on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway.

Interment will be in Beall’s Mill Cemetery in Gassaway.

Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway was entrusted with the funeral details.

In lieu of flowers, Steve would have liked contributions to be made to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, PO Box 376, Gassaway, WV 26624 or Just One Generation Cat Rescue, 4397 Elk River Road, Frametown, WV 26623 or the charity charity of your choice.

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