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Vera M. Beal

October 23, 1919 -
August 12, 2019

Vera M. Beal, 99, of Savoy entered the presence of Jesus her Lord and Savior, at 1:53 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy; Pastor Ron McDugal will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.…read more

Vera M. Beal, 99, of Savoy entered the presence of Jesus her Lord and Savior, at 1:53 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 at home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy; Pastor Ron McDugal will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kansas. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.
Vera was born on October 23, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of William Alfred and Mattie Ruth (Severns) Rich. Vera married James H. Reynolds in 1942. In later life, she married Frederick M. Beal on October 1, 1988 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They were married over 25 years. He passed away in April 2014.
Survivors include her daughter; Karen J. (Kari) and Stephen Murphy of Champaign, three grandchildren; Sheila R. (Jeff) Williams of Marion, Jeffrey S. Murphy of Urbana, Kristin R. (David Kazak) Murphy of Plainfield and ten great grandchildren all of Illinois as wells as many nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by three stepchildren; Rick Beal of La Quinta, California, Anita Lange of Santa Rosa, California, and Joanne Steeples of Hays, Kansas. Also surviving are nine step-grandchildren; Shelly (Doug) Gruenbacher of Quinter, Kansas, Shannon (Kris) Hassler of Pomona, Kansas, Stacey (Jim) Anstaett of Quinter, Kansas, Steve (Sejal) Lange of Castlerock, Colorado, Brian (Kristin) Lange of La Costa, California, Ryan Beal of Newbury Park, California, Layne (Genia) Beal of Denver, Colorado, Stephanie (Scott) Mussell of Manhattan Beach, California, Brandon (Whitney) Beal of Corinth, Mississippi and twenty step-great grandchildren as well.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Vera graduated from Centralia Township High School and attended Brown’s Business College in Centralia, IL.
She was employed for 39 years by Sohio Petroleum Company in Centralia, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas. She also had worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and other countries.
Vera was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hays, Kansas. Upon moving to Savoy, she attended First Baptist Church of Champaign before becoming ill.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or Focus on the Family.
Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy

Address:

1602 S. Prospect Ave.
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy

Address:

1602 S. Prospect Ave.
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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