Awbery Gene Beasley

Sep 22nd, 1937 - Mar 2nd, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Mar. 6th, 2018 11 am - 1 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Mar. 6th, 2018 1 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Mar. 6th, 2018

Awbery Gene Beasley, age 80, of Marion, passed away at 6:50am on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Awbery was born in Wickliffe, Kentucky on September 22, 1937, the son of Henry and Louise (Sutton) Beasley. He married Dale Graham in Wilmington on June 27, 1959. Together, they shared fifty-eight years of marriage. She survives in Marion.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Beasley had worked as a barber. He was a proud United States AirĀ Force Veteran.

Survivors include his wife- Dale Beasley of Marion, IL
Daughter- Tammy Beasley-Castellano of Marion, IL
Son- Gene and Kristy Beasley of Marion, Arkansas
Three Grandson- Dane and Taylor Castellano of Marion, IL
Gage Beasley of Marion, Arkansas
Axel Beasley of Marion, Arkansas
Great Grandchild- Hadley Jean Castellano of Marion, IL
Sister- Frances Roderfeld of LaCenter, KY
Sister- Henrietta Lyday of Sumter County, FL
Sister- Joan Rush of Hendersonville, KY
Special Nephew- David Beasley of LaCenter, KY
Numerous Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother- Jerry Beasley.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Pastor Marlin Otte and Pastor Dan Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Marion VFW Post 1301 and American Legion Post 147 with assistance from the United States Air Force. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visitĀ


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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Pam

    From: , California

    Date: March 3, 2018

    Gene, Kristy and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I pray the memories of a life well lived and the wonderful times you spent together with your Dad brings you some comfort today and in the days ahead.

  • Guest: Wanda Croswell

    From: Barhamsville , Virginia

    Date: March 4, 2018

    We are so sorry for your loss, Gene was a wonderful person, father and grandfather. Prayers for you Dale and the family
    Wanda & Butch

  • Guest: Bob Taylor (Krissy’s dad)

    From: Gressitt, Virginia

    Date: March 4, 2018

    Gene, Krissy and family… remember eternal life is the gift of death. Rejoice in this time of sorrow.

  • Guest: Roy and Lori Harris

    From: Fayetteville, Georgia

    Date: March 4, 2018

    Mrs. Beasley, Gene, Kristy, Tammy and family,

    Our heartfelt condolences are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories help comfort you.

    Roy, Lori, and Ryon

  • Guest: Jay & Mandie Bagwell

    From: Zeigler, Illinois

    Date: March 5, 2018

    Tammy, Gene, Dane and family,

    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your father and grandfather. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Darrin & Lisa Harmon

    From: Atlanta, Georgia

    Date: March 5, 2018

    Gene, Kristy ,Tammy, Dane and Family

    God will give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Be encouraged.