Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

John Wesley Beeghley

May 18, 2006


Services for John Wesley Beeghley, 84, rural Baldwin, were Saturday at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House. Mr. Beeghley died May 10, 2006.

He was born July 19, 1921, in Douglas County, the son of Daniel and Christina Flory Beeghley. He was a farmer and stockman and a lifelong resident of the community south of Pleasant Grove. He was ordained to the Eldership of the Old German Baptist Church on Nov. 25, 1972.

He married Ethel Grace Kinzie Oct. 17, 1943, in Sawyer. She died July 25, 1996. He married Anna Mae Edgecomb Hirt April 21, 2000. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Charles; a daughter, Marian Fife, Rossville, Ind.; a stepson, Weldon Hirt, two stepdaughters, Darla Gascho, and Dianne Shilling; a brother, Lloyd, Baldwin; seven grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Douglas County. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Douglas County and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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