Charles Edgar Beaghan Sr.

January 16, 1932April 8, 2011

Charles Edgar Beaghan, Sr., 79, of Shenandoah passed away at his home on Friday, April 8, 2011.

He was born on January 16, 1932 in Shenandoah and was the son of the late George Francis and Mura Edith Miller Beaghan.

Charles lived all of his life in Shenandoah and attended Shenandoah High School. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Shenandoah Moose Lodge, Avis O. Comer, VFW Post #8613 and the New Market Eagles; he was a former member of Shenandoah Lions Club. He was a corrections officer at Powhatan Correctional Center for 17 years and a jailer for Page County Sheriff’s Department, before retiring. Charles was an avid bowler and member of Virginia Pro Tour; he enjoyed baseball and softball and was a fan of the New York Yankees and Virginia Cavaliers.

On June 7, 1954 he married Shirley Seekford, who survives.

He is also survived by his children, Charles E. Beaghan, Jr. and wife, Cathy of Shenandoah, Karen Ryan and husband, Jeff of Elkton, Sherri Fidler and husband, Bert of Shenandoah, Kevin Beaghan and wife, Marla of Elkton; five grandchildren, Lee Turner, Justin Beaghan, Amanda and Matt Fidler, and Austin Beaghan; three sisters, Phyllis Kite of Stuarts Draft, Margie Davis of Shenandoah, Janet Dofflemyer of Staunton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Lindsey–Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah from noon on Monday, April 11th until 4 PM on Tuesday, April 12th when Mr. Beaghan will be taken to St. Peter’s Church in Shenandoah. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at the church from 7-8:00 PM or at his home at anytime.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 13, at the church with Pastors Patti Covington and Mark Briehl officiating. Burial will follow at the Methodist Cemetery. Military rites will be by the Avis O. Comer, VFW, Post #8613.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 413 Central Ave., Shenandoah, 22849.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Charles Edgar Beaghan Sr.

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karin warren

April 12, 2011

Karen and family I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad
you will be in my thoughts and prayers

April 12, 2011

karen and family i,m so sorry for the loss of your dad ,you will be in my prayers ...karin warren

Philip Mims

April 12, 2011

I worked with Charlie at the PCSD, and I always enjoyed working with him. Charlie was a very special person ! Charlie was a friend and co-worker !

sharon worsham

April 11, 2011

Sherri & family,
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you have many friends and memories to comfort you at this time.
Thinking you you, Sharon, Henry & Amanda

Tom & Brandi Estep

April 11, 2011

Kevin and family,
You are in our prayers. We'll remember Charlie fondly as a friend and a proud father at the softball fields.
God bless,

Angela McDonaldson

April 10, 2011

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing!! The family is in our thoughts and prayers!