Grace Beasley, 88, of Odon, went to heaven peacefully, surrounded by her family at Memorial Hospital in Jasper on Thursday. She was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on Feb. 8, 1928, to Floyd and Daisy (King) Farley. She married her loving husband, Ernest L. Beasley, on March 3, 1947.
Grace was a member of the Frady United Methodist Church in Raglesville and Moose Lodge in Washington. She was a seamstress and a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. Grace enjoyed making quilts with the Ladies' Aid Quilting Group and helping with the Red Cross.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Ernest Beasley of Odon; four sons, Donald Beasley of Odon, Darrell (Diana) Beasley of Raglesville, Jeffrey (Christa) Beasley and Roger (Tracy) Beasley, both of Odon; three daughters, Peggy (Roger) Nowling of Plainville, Anna Marie (Delbert) Raber and Cindy (Scott) Ryan, both of Odon; nine grandchildren, Chasity Matthews, Abbie Swartzentruber, Cole Raber, Clay Raber, Robbie Beasley, Hannah Beasley, Jessica Echavarria, Lauren Bullock and Derek Clidienst; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Lou Meissner of Bedford and Mary Rose (Gerald) Frye of Jasper; sisters-in-law Vivian Evans of Odon, Maurcietta Farley of Carmel and Shirley Farley of Jasper; and brother-in-law Carl Beasley of Odon.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; son Anthony Beasley; sisters Marie Bohn, Carrie Saylor and Dorothy Beasley; six brothers, Herbert, Charles, Jimmy Ray, Felix, Allen and Clifford Farley.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon, with Rev. Gerald Frye officiating. Grace will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Frady United Methodist Church in Raglesville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Beasley family has entrusted all arrangements to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 22, 2016