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Beatrice “Bebe” Mckean

d. June 4, 2019

Beatrice ‘Bebe’ McKean, age 96, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019  at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on September 2, 1922 in Petersburg, to Thomas Judy and Flossie Cline. She married Don McKean on September 14, 1946. He died May 24, 2008.

Mrs. McKean was a mother of, and survived by three children, Kerry (husband, John) Weinhoeft of Springfield, Tim (wife, CoCo), Cerritos, CA, and Molly (husband, Rennie) Link of Springfield.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  She retired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, was a part-time employee of the Medical Education Department of SIU School of Medicine and enjoyed volunteering at St. John’s Breadline and delivering Meals on Wheels for the American Red Cross.

In addition to her children, she is survived by grandchildren, Kelly (husband Chris) Link and Lisa (husband Aaron) Link, Bryan Weinhoeft (wife Keri), Robert and Sean McKean; great grandsons, Keaton and Klayton Weinhoeft, Hudson, Weston and Lincoln Smith; also nieces and nephews, Gregg Mumm, Connie Cline, Nancy Cline, Pam Grinder, Peggy May, Ken Dirks, Sally Dirks, and John Crawford.

In addition to her husband and parents, preceding her in death were siblings, Helen Mumm, Wayne and Ronald Cline, Dulcina (Del) Dirks and Marjorie Crawford; nephew, Tom Cline; niece, Rosemary Mumm; step grandson, Bill Weinhoeft; and great nieces Bethany and Brittany Grinder.

Memorial services for Mrs. McKean will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM at the Illinois Presbyterian Home with Rev. Joanne Hinds officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Illinois Food Bank, PO Box 8228, Springfield, IL 62791, Lincoln Land Honor Flight, or donor’s choice.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Bebe is my second cousin once removed. I never knew her. However, as we planned a family reunion in 2015, I called her. I remember the delightful conversation we two strangers had. Bebe was so gracious and easy to talk with. What a lady! I was honored to meet her at the reunion. We were so happy she could attend. Please accept my condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Thinking of you all during this time and we are so sorry for your loss. We wish you comfort and peace as you remember her beautiful like.

    Sending love from Texas

  3. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of your time together in the days ahead.

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