Euple Leavene Beasley

May 12, 1923September 15, 2011

Euple Beasley, 88, of Pekin passed away at 11:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Kountry View Retirement Home in Hanna City, Illinois. Born May 12, 1923 in Henderson County, TN to John H. and Sarah F. (Hicks) Britt,she married Earl M. Beasley in Henderson, TN on November 2, 1940. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; and five sisters. Surviving are three children, Jerry (Mary) Beasley of Pekin, Carol Beasley of Peoria, and Cathey (Harry) Edwards of Pekin; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Ruthie Scott of Martin, TN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to being a homemaker she worked at the Libby’s Plant in Morton, Peoria Plastics, Stafford’s Dairy in Pekin, and did home nursing. Euple was a member of the McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin. She was instrumental in establishing Holiday Hills School for the handicapped in Pekin and served on the board. She loved to quilt, making a quilt for all of her children, daughter in-law, son in-law, and grandchildren, crocheting, and making ceramics, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, at the Funeral Home, with Pastor Bobby Barnhill officiating. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials may be made to PARC or Kountry View Retirement Home.


  • Visitation Monday, September 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Euple Leavene Beasley

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Rudy Heusuk

September 21, 2011

Judging by her smile she must have been a loving mom. Losing her hurts. You and all your family have my deepest sympathy.

Monica Craig

September 19, 2011

I am saddened that we have lost Aunt Euple. I loved her very much and have wonderful memories of her smile and laughter. You will be missed, Aunt Euple. Give Nana a kiss for me.