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Tuesday September 14th, 2021

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Delesta June Beasley

Delesta June Beasley, age 92, of Marion, passed away at 11:14pm on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Parkway Manor in Marion.

Delesta was born in Herrin on February 7, 1929, the daughter of William Doris and Mattie (Hammonds) Lyell. She married James Henry Beasley of West Frankfort. He preceded her in death in 1987.

Prior to her retirement, Delesta had worked as a nurses’ aide.

Survivors include her children-

Judy Hammer of New Jersey

Carol King of Marion

Darrell Beasley Johnston City

Kathy Horn of Marion

Jamie Beasley of Freemanburg

Vivian Beasley of Spillertown

Gloria Ticer of Cambria

Linda Odum of Johnston City

10 Grandchildren- Laura Ozkan of California

Stephan King of Marion

Shane Horn of Marion

Jessica Beasley of Cambell, Missouri

Michael Beasley of Herrin

Breann Beasley of Campbell, Missouri

Vickie Ogden of Cambria

Donna Shawdowns of Marion

Amy Odum of Johnston City

Andrea Odum of Johnston City

9 Great Grandchildren

Brother- Jerry Lyell of Iowa

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Son- Gary Lee Beasley, Grandson- Michael King, brother- Dewey, and three sisters- Gloria, Maxcine, and Jenny Lyell.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

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Wow, I considered myself young still today. Imagine that I worked with Delesta in 1978 at Hampton Manor, Herrin illinois.

Delesta was an absolute delight to work with.

I know now, that I was 18 and Delesta was 49. I know she had a hard life but she was a hard worker always giving 100%.

Delesta bought me an LP for Christmas (even though the cost was still richer than our gift exchange limit). I still have that LP - Sean Cassidy The Do Run Run. I'll always cherish that gift and her friendship. If only all nurses aides cared for their patients as Delesta did. She was a hero. I certainly hope she got the same care and respect as she gave while she was n the nursing hime in Marion.

Vicki Fitzgerald Hill Jan 13 2022 9:28 PM