Kenneth "Ken" C. Beach
- March 4, 1955 - August 8, 2012
- O'Fallon, Missouri
of Kenneth "Ken"'s Passing
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My family will miss Ken. Working with Ken for a few years in PSR allowed me to see another side of him. He was witty, smiling, and always gave great support or wisdom within discussions. He was kind and VERY intelligent.
His life was devoted to his wife, children and family, but mostly to God. He is missed.
Posted by: Stephen W. Douglas - O'Fallon, MO - Parishioner of St. Barnabas Aug 18, 2012
My condolences to Ken's family. He was a great guy and a terrific supervisor.
Posted by: Jody Overmyer - Raleigh, NC - Former Employee Aug 15, 2012
My deepest regrets to the Beach family. Ken was such a pleasant and warm man. I enjoyed working with him during my time in St. Louis. Prayers have been sent for comfort for the entire family.
Posted by: Mary Ellen Foster - Chapin, SC - Co-worker Aug 15, 2012
We were saddened to read the Sunday Herald Obituaries to see that Ken, was included. We offer our prayers, concern and warm wishes to all of you at this dificult time.
May God comfort you and give you peace.
Many happy memories of having your family living across the street from us.
Willard & Audrey Pingel
Posted by: Willard & Audrey Pingel - Mount Prospect, IL Aug 15, 2012
A true gentleman in every sense of the word...I am honored to have known him and called him a friend. We all shared so many great times at races, bikerides and club gatherings...it just won't be the same without him.
Posted by: Vicki A. Vojak - St. Peters, MO - Friend Aug 15, 2012
I was saddened to hear this news from my parents, longtime across-the-street neighbors to Ken when he was growing up across the street in Mount Prospect. I clearly remember babysitting for him and his brothers many years ago ( I think it was just Kenny, Denny, Benny in my babysitting days). Such a wonderful family! I am not surprised to read about the abundant life Ken lived - as well as the tributes to his character. Such a gift - and how great a loss! Blessings on the Beach family as you mourn, remember, and celebrate.
Posted by: Kathy Pingel Woods - childhood neighbor Aug 14, 2012
My deepest sympathies are with your family. I can only imagine your sadness at this time. My prayers are with you all.
Posted by: Jill Bingham - St. Peters, MO - friend Aug 14, 2012
Gina - I just learned this evening about your husband's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Posted by: Sharon Hill - Dardenne Prairie, MO - friend Aug 14, 2012
Ken was a class act person, co-worker and boss. Always quick with a smile and nicety or quick to share a running experience; it was always a pleasure to encounter him at work. On a personal note, we will never forget his thoughtfulness we experienced during a loss we experienced of our own. It is obvious that he was much-loved outside of work as well in his family, community and faith. It seems the world could use more of the type of person Ken was. We are truly saddened to have to say goodbye so soon. He will be missed.
Posted by: Rob and Jenn Elfrink - St. Charles, MO - Co-Workers Aug 13, 2012
No matter what Ken was doing, running, biking, working in they yard, etc, he always took the time to wave or say hi as we passed your house. We are so saddened at the loss of our long time friend and neighbor and will miss all those friendly waves. Gina, Laura and Christina, we will continue to hold you and your family in thoughts and prayers through this incredibly difficult time and in the days, weeks and months that lay ahead.
Michelle and Evan Waters
Brianna, Madelyn and Ethan
Posted by: Michelle - O'Fallon, MO - Friend and Neighbor Aug 13, 2012
I have known and worked with Ken for nearly 14 years at IT and then Shaw. He was always a great guy to work with over the years. His low key attitude and easy going nature made working for and around him very enjoyable. His tireless support and efforts as my direct supervisor and as the Lenexa, Kansas office's Technical Services Lead was always appreciated by all. Ken will be truly missed by everyone that he worked with here in the Lenexa, KS office.
Posted by: Justin Barker - Lenexa, KS - co-worker Aug 13, 2012
We are saddened to learn of Ken's sudden death ! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Posted by: Joe ,Gina and Maria Bennett and Family Aug 13, 2012
My daughter Sydnie was a PSR student of Mr. Beach's last year. He was a great teacher and very dedicated. I still remember him talking about the Boston Marathon and having completed it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you comfort.
All our love,
Tammy and Tommy
Sydnie, Allie and Kayla
Posted by: Tammy Hobday - OFallon, MO - PSR Student Aug 13, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a warm and compassionate person. Even though we only had the pleasure of getting together in person for approximately a year while we resided in O'Fallon, those times we spent playing games, sharing our faith and having times of fellowship will always bring a smile to our face.
Posted by: Steve and Genie Bunch - Tucson, AZ - friend Aug 13, 2012
Ken will be missed in so many ways. Our family will miss looking out our back windows and seeing him working so hard to take such beautiful care of the yard. He was always willing to share a wave and a smile or stop and chat with us over the fence. We also admired his dedication and love for biking and running. His passion for both of those things was an inspiration to all of us. Our prayers are with
Posted by: Cathy Pescarino - O'fallon, MO - Neighbor & Friend Aug 13, 2012
Ken was a great man and my favorite boss. I enjoyed being his Assistant at The Shaw Group for five years. Ken taught me a great deal and he always encouraged me to grow and develop professionally. I thought the world of him and he will be missed very much. I know this is a difficult time for the family, however, if it is any consolation, Ken was very much admired and respected by everyone in the workplace.
Please extend my
Posted by: Tiffany Coney - Shiloh, IL - Ken Former Assistant at Shaw Aug 12, 2012
My heart goes out to Gina and the girls and all of Ken's friends and family. I have been praying for all of you and will continue to do so.
Posted by: Mike Benz - La Grange, IL - Cousin Aug 11, 2012
I have always been amazed at all of the many talents that Mr. Beach possessed! Those crazy engineers and their physics... :) His motivation to succeed in his love for running is equally as impressive. I am proud to have known such an accomplished man. I will be thinking of him before my medical school entrance exam! This one is for you, Mr. Beach!
I have loved getting to know all of the ways he was similar to my best
Posted by: Beth Aug 11, 2012
My daughter kara loves to go over to the house with christina. She always talks about how nice her dad is and loves to play with there dog. She will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family..God Bless..............The schemkes family
Posted by: Jessica - ofallon, MO - friend Aug 11, 2012
Ken is a sweetheart of a man and we look forward to seeing him again real soon in God's perfect timing.
Posted by: Frank and Anna Mae Benz - Cottonwood, CA - cousin Aug 11, 2012