Reba Beasley

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

THEBES, Ill. -- Reba Mae Beasley, 85, of Racine, Wis., died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at All Saints Medical Center in Racine, Wis.

She was born June 30, 1919, in Marion, Ill., daughter of Martin and Emma George Ralls. She and Willard Beasley were married May 9, 1936.

Beasley worked 25 years at American Motors, and attended Valley Mission Pentecostal Church. She was formerly of Thebes.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Della Curtis of Thebes, Ruth Cain, Beverly LeMeer and Janet Phegley of Racine, Kathy Curtis of Olive Branch, Ill.; four sons, Buddy Beasley of Mounds, Ill., Ronnie Beasley of Racine, Donnie and Jerry Beasley of Kenosha; a sister, Virginia Burchyett of Sturdevant, Wis.; a brother, Robert Ralls of Anna, Ill.; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after noon Thursday at Valley Mission Church.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Valley Mission Cemetery.