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Obituary for George Beasley
George Henry Beasley 84, of East Peoria passed away at 5:15am Monday November 29, 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born January 12, 1926 to Ollie and Henry Beasley in Hillsboro, IL. He married Arvilla E. Jeske on May 29, 1949. They had been married 61 years. Surviving are his wife Arvilla, one son; Mark (Becky) Beasley of Morton, Il, one daughter; Kim (Andy) Hansen of East Peoria, three granddaughters; Breanne King of Japan, Alex Lewis of Center Point, IA, and Kristina Berry of Morton, IL. He is also survived by his five great-grandchildren; George and Henry Lewis, Baileigh, Ryleigh and Whitleigh King, brother; Ray of Washington, Il, sister; Bert Henry of Midlothian, VA, and a sister Betty Jo Gumpter of Atwater, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, three brothers and one granddaughter. He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Air Corps. He retired in management from Caterpillar with 32 years of service. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately called him Pa Pa and Gappy G. His special friend was his dog “Sparky”. George was an excellent craftsman, and was always there to help his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.