two years after Clarence was shot by his daughter the truth of all that had been hidden surfaced when Clarence was arrested for a 22 year old murder of his daughters real mother

It was February 16, 2001, when Clarence Oliver "Ollie" Bean JR., age 56, was arrested at his Mayville home for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend

he had committed that crime 22 years earlier in a small town in Michigan

In the end,Bean's wife testified that she was with Bean when he disposed of Diane Chorba body in the woods near Luther Michigan. Bean was convicted and received from 30 to 60 years in a Michigan Prison. Diane Chorba's remains have never been found

On May 1979, Diane Chorba, age 30, was pregnant with Bean's second child when she disappeared. Bean claimed Chorba was killed on the doomed flight of American Airlines 191 that crashed in Chicago, Illinois. Chorba's remains were never found, and she was eliminated as one of the passengers on that fateful flight . In January 1980, as the investigation into Chorba disappearance continued, Bean a truck driver, left Michigan and moved his family to Oregon where he continued to live untile he was arrested

Bean and his wife had four children, three sons and a daughter. One son drowned in the John Day River. One son was only 28 years old when he was killed in a car accident. One son is in an Oregon Prison for a violent crime he committed. When a domestic violence dispute erupted between Bean and his children, he was shot by his daughter. The injury from the bullet left Bean paralyzed for the rest of his life. He went to jail in a wheel chair

only sadness,chaos and death followed for the Beans after that move to Oregon

Clarence had reaped the wild wind...and nearly everyone in the family had been caught in the whirlwind that followed them across the United States to my small county

only his daughter was freed from the tragedy eventually...she was too young to save her REAL mother...but saved her stepmother from a repeat performance

Today, Bean's wife lives in Mayville. Once a year she returns to Michigan, searching in the wood for the remains of Diane Chorba

Bean's daughter continues to live with her husband and family in Gilliam County

Casey Anthony needs to understand Karma will bite her in the a$s we can see from the Bean case

it's just around the corner waiting to show itself


nan shartel July 18, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m.

crazy eh...i would have never thought Ollie would have done that...but rumors of misdeeds had been swirling around for years in Smallville and no one understood why Trudy put up with him

he was a dangerous abuser who had already killed once...i often wondered later at Kitty's willingness to save a stepmother who had watched her father bury her own real mother

the height of forgiveness i'd say

i would have never have asked either of them for an answer


nan shartel July 18, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m.

i forgave Ollie 2 before i knew the whole story about the murder...i spent 6 months doing physical therapy on his legs and spine and had him able to crawl and take a few step with one leg brace on

taught him yoga exercises ;=D

he was living in Smallville at the time and not with Trudy....he paid my energy bill that winter...Bobby and he played chess together....he had given an old lady with 2 many cats a house to live in 4 free.....

he was an enigma....


nan shartel July 19, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m.

even after all this time i find it hard to believe Ollie was a murderer

it's even harder 4 me to believe Trudy went along with it...i don't think his girlfriend knew...after he became paralyzed she stuck with him...and after his arrest she walked around town like a zombie 4 about 6 months

i'm not sure she ever fully processed it

altho she did say to me on an occasion or 2 before he was arrested that anyone who crossed Ollie was taking their life into their own hands...hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm...maybe she did know


teddy121 June 25, 2013 @ 6:44 p.m.

Well first off someone should have done some fact checking here. Half of the crap reported in here are incorrect.

2) Nan you are bat shit crazy. Sometimes people put up with people who are threatening their lives.

3) his girlfriend knew just what kind of an abusive son of a bitch he was, and still chose to screw him, behind his wife's back starting out then right in front of her and she was forced to deal with it. She was not a sweet innocent thing that you think that she is or was for that matter.


Jay Allen Sanford June 26, 2013 @ 2:48 a.m.

Quite a story - appears some of it has yet to be discovered and written about. Thanks for the interesting POV post -


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