Catherine Charlotte Crawford Beam, 91, of Mount Crawford, passed away May 31, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late William Earl and Marie Leavell Crawford.

She was a member of the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren and the Wayland Women’s Club.

On Dec. 19, 1945, she married the late Billie Baxter Beam. They raised their family on their farm in Cross Keys, where she lived for nearly 70 years.

She is survived by three sons, Gail Beam, Gerald Beam and Garland Beam; a daughter, Cindy Showalter, all of Cross Keys; a sister, Nancy Graham of Adelphi, Md.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private funeral service was held at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren conducted by Glenn Bollinger. The family received friends Saturday, June 2, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

The family asks for donations to be made to the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, Kitchen Renovation Fund, 7600 Port Republic Rd., Port Republic VA 24471.

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