Susan Joan Bowen Beardsley

June 21, 1948August 24, 2011

Susan Joan Beardsley, 63, of Sikeston, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, near Matthews, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 21, 1948, in St. Louis County, MO, to the late Albert and Mary Presley Bowen, she was a homemaker and member of the Anchor Baptist Church in Vanduser. On August 4, 1967, in Valley Park, she was married to Johnny Beardsley, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Johnny, Jr. and Lisa Beardsley of Ellington and David Beardsley of Sikeston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Rev. Rodney Dunlap of Charleston, Theresa and Darrin Hensley of Matthews, and Melissa and Paul Pratt of Matthews; one brother, Harold Bowen of Bismark; and two sisters, Mig Mason of St. Charles and Janet Joiner of Ellington. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Alyssa Beardsley, Darrin Hensley, Jr., Sara Beardsley, Devin Pratt, Ashlynn Pratt, Ezekiel “Zee” Dunlap, Jonathan Pratt, Rachel Dunlap and Elijah “Eli” Dunlap; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. Visitation is scheduled to begin at 10:30am Monday, August 29, at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will follow at 2:00pm, with Pastor Trevor Spencer of the Anchor Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.


  • Funeral Service Monday, August 29, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, August 29, 2011

Susan Joan Bowen Beardsley

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Paul Williams

September 20, 2011

Bro. John and all,
I just heard about Sis. Susan's passing this last week. I'm so sorry about your sudden loss. What a gracious lady, you all were so blessed to have been part of her life. I remember her strong faith in God most of all and her quiet but faithful prayers she always had for all of you. May God bless each and every one of you as you continue life's journey with her memory and her testimony.

shelly kinder

September 3, 2011

Uncle John...just wanted to put a note on here letting you know how much I love you and appreciate all the time you and aunt sue let me come and stay with you in Springfield and Malden. I was just a goofy teen-ager, but you guys always made me feel welcome. I will cherish the memories I made (especially when me and Teresa done laundry with aunt sue and made a parachute out of the sheet!) She even let me come back and see her after that episode...I am going to miss her like crazy, but I know there is a reunion coming where we all will get to visit more good-byes! Love you.

Randy Gaede

August 30, 2011

Brother Johnny and family:
May God bless you with His peace and joy in your time of loss. When I lost my brother you called my father at the Hellwigs house and I still remember that and am grateful for what you did. I am sorry for your loss and will pray for you at this time.
In His love,
Randy Gaede (John 14:27)

Dick & Alta Gaede

August 29, 2011

Bro. Beardsley and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.

Angie Lee

August 29, 2011

Johnny, Lisa, Alyssa & Sara, I'm So sorry for your lose . I'm praying for your family, your in my heart..

Lance and Carol Hellwig

August 28, 2011

Bro. Beardsley,
We know you are hurting and have been praying for you and your family. We plan to be there for the funeral.

Lance and Carol

Tom Foster

August 26, 2011

Bro John & family, Our hearts were broken when we heard of your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Words seem empty right now but please know that our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Heaven is sounding sweeter each day. God bless you.
Bro Tom & Evelyn Foster,
Alton, Missouri

Linda (Morris) Low

August 26, 2011

Bro. John and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sister Sue was a sweet, loving lady. I will be praying for you all as you learn to keep serving the Lord without her by your side. God bless!