He was born on Dec. 17, 1921, in Gross to Ralph M. and Bessie M. (Brown) Bean. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in the Gross and Arcadia areas.
During World War II, he was stationed in Italy and Africa and was a Bronze Star recipient.
He married Louise Easter on Sept. 18, 1943, in Wynona, Miss. They moved to Parsons in 1948, and they made their home and raised their family here. He worked as an engraver at Sun Graphics in Parsons for 41 years until retiring.
Through the years, Milo had built a boat, camper, hang glider, custom car and an experimental airplane. He had also held a pilot’s license. He was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Parsons and enjoyed doing volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, CLASS Ltd., the Veterans Affairs Clinic and the American Red Cross.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Bradburn and her husband, Jerry, of Olathe; a daughter-in-law, Linda Bean of Pittsburg; seven grandchildren, Lori Bowman, Lonnie Bowman, Lezlie Farris, Paula Cares, Sarah Nordt, Scott Bradburn and Stacia Meek; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Totman of Osage City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Bean, on Dec. 24, 2007; a son, Marvin Bean, in 2010; a granddaughter, Stephanie Bean; two brothers; and two sisters.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Parsons Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Church of the Nazarene and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.