She was born in Bicknell, Ind., April 17, 1924, to Hugh Barton and Mary Taylor Barton.
She graduated from Bicknell High School and continued her education at Union Hospital, becoming a registered nurse.
She married Paul Begeman from Freelandville, Ind.
The couple lived in Freelandville, West Lafayette, Brazil, Naples, Fla., and Terre Haute.
She is survived by son John P. Begeman, daughter Alice Romas (and husband Jim), grandchildren Chris Romas, Matt Romas and Brandon Romas, as well as great-granddaughters Isabell Romas and Olivia Romas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul F. Begeman and is a member of St. John United Church of Christ.
Funeral services will take place at DeBaun Springhill Chapel Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at 1 p.m.
Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army in her memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.debaunfuneralhome.com.