Born near Gideon, Mo.,, a son of the late Otto and Alice Bean attended school at Gideon and graduated from Western Military Academy, and received his degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. He served as an officer in the Missouri National Guard, was a farmer and state legislator.
In 1960 he married Janet Stillman who survives.
Other survivors include children, a sister, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Kennett.
Arrangements under direction of Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett.