JoAnn (Kaelin) Dramse-Bean, age 71 of St. Maries, Idaho, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home near St. Maries.
Jo, as she was known to most, was born Nov. 7, 1939, at the farm 1 1/2 miles south of Weissert, to George H. and Anna H. (Petersen) Kaelin. She received her early education at the rural grade school East Weissert District 17 and started high school at Westerville.
After three years the Westerville High School closed and she transferred to Ansley, where she graduated witht he class of 1957.
In July 1958, Jo was married to Wayne Dramse in Broken Bow. They moved to Renton, Wash., where Wayne had a job with Boeing. It was here their three children, Bruce, Toni and Terri, were born.
Jo was later married to Howard Bean of Seattle, Wash. They lived in Seattle until retiring to St. Maries, Idaho in 2004, where Howard passed away in 2006.
Jo is survived by her three children, Bruce of Phoenix, Ariz., Toni of St. Maries, Idaho, and Terri of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Karl (Doris) Kaelin of Broken Bow, and sister, Helen (Jim) Johnson of Ravensdale, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; three sisters, infant Mary Ellen in 1943, Elna Mae Eichelberger in 1999, and Georgia Killebrew in 2009.