Arlene L. Beach Arlene Laveta Beach of Neodesha, KS, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. She was 96. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the United Methodist Church under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Reverend Kris Brinlee will officiate. Interment will be in Neodesha Cemetery. Friends may call to register on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The daughter of Rudolph Locke and Olive Armada Feltner Hare, she was born August 5, 1911, in Neodesha, KS. She was raised in Neodesha and graduated from Neodesha High School in 1929. Arlene was united in marriage to Charles Edward Beach in May of 1933 in Tulsa, OK. With the exception of 15 years when Mr. Beachs employment took him to Whiting, IN, and Kansas City, MO, the couple lived all of their married life in Neodesha. He preceded her in death in April 3, 1985. Mrs. Beach was a member of the United Methodist Church, a past president of the Wilson County Hospital Auxiliary and was a founder of the Neodesha High School Alumni Association. She was an avid oil painter and was well known for her recipe for the vegetable soup that was served at the annual hospital auxiliary luncheon. She was a homemaker and often volunteered for various local organizational activities. Survivors include one daughter, Rochelle and her husband Dr. Bert Chronister; two grandchildren, Philip Chronister and Pam Lewis; one great-grandson, Peyden Chronister; and one step-great-grandson, Dustin Rogers. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Oran, Kessner, Marvin and Everett Hare; and one sister, Ruth Fields. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Medical Center Foundation.