The Obit For Arch Beach

Arch E. Beach

Jefferson City News-Tribune - April 19, 2009

Arch E. Beach, 88, of Holts Summit, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born October 18, 1920, in Richland, Kansas, the son of Arch E. and Esther Parker Beach.

He was raised in the St. Joseph, Missouri area and was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education.

He earned his Master's Degree in Administration from Central Missouri State University. On September 25, 1942, Arch was united in marriage to Virginia Garrett, who survives at the home. They shared almost 67 years together.

Arch played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns organization prior to entering the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater.

He was a retired educator, serving as a high school football, basketball, baseball and track coach, principal, and superintendent in various towns across northwest Missouri.

Arch also was a high school sports referee for many years, and worked for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as Area Supervisor and Director of Title One Programs.

Interment with full military honors will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.