MELVIN E. BEEGHLEY
Graveside services for Melvin E. Beeghley, 77, of Independence, Mo., were Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Beeghley died Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at the Independence Regional Health Center.
He was born June 18, 1923 in Buhl, Idaho, the son of Floyd Harold and Ramona Rosetta (Miller) Beeghley. He grew up and attended schools in Buhl, Idaho before entering the United States Army on May 11, 1943. He served in World War II, where he received the American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Services Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 10, 1946.
He married Virginia Elizabeth Ince on May 7, 1962 in Sacramento, Calif. She died March 25, 1993.
He was employed by the City of Sacramento, Calif. as a bus driver for 20 retiring in 1978. He moved to Ottawa in 1978 until 1989. He was active with the Red Cross and Blood Mobile in Ottawa. He moved to Lawrence several years before moving to Independence, Mo. in 1991.
He was a member of the Regional Transit Union Local 256, Regional Transit Retired Chapter 256, life member of Lt. Lansdale Post 67 and Post Commander in 1966-1967, life member of Lunar Tic's Pup Tent No. 69, Past Commander Seam Squirrel Pup Tent, Past Supreme Deputy Chief of Staff 1969-1970, Past Chairman Audit Committee (Grand of California,) member of Cannoner's Club 98th Division, 390th Regimen and the Lloyd Beaton Post No. 228, Baldwin City.
Survivors include a son, Charles Beeghley and his wife, Tammy, of Sparks, Nevada; three grandchildren; a nephew; a niece, Claudia Hey of Baldwin City; and a great niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Virginia and a sister, Loraine.
He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvin E. Beeghley Grandchildren's Scholarship Fund, in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
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