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Fern Evelyn (Blackwell) Beam

1932 - 2021



Fern Evelyn (Blackwell) Beam, 88, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  She was born Saturday, October 15, 1932 to the late James and Mamie (Shifflett) Blackwell. 


Fern retired from the Hershey Food factory and went on to enjoy traveling.  Fern not only drove cross county but traveled to Europe and Greece.  In her spare time she enjoyed reading or spending time with friends and family.  Most importantly she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and sister.


She is survived by her children: Dawn Nye and husband Howard and Brian Beam; grandchildren, Rebecca Nye and partner Chris Sheetz, Gloria Gallagher and husband Charlie, Kristen Beam, and Paul Beam; great grandchildren, Genevieve Larsen, Gavin Olson, Keira Sheetz, Emelyn Sheetz, Christina Gallagher and husband Ryan Hoover, and Donny Brantley, Jr.; great-great granddaughter, Leyani Brantley; and brother, Daniel Blackwell and wife Claire. She is predeceased by her grandson Jonathan Nye.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in her memory to her church, Palmyra Church of the Brethren, 45 N. Chestnut St., Palmyra, PA 17078.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Steve & Lucy Powell

March 16, 2021 11:37 AM

Dawn & family- our sincere sympathy to you for your loss.

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