I am still away from blogging
but have had several people ask me
about Beth Marie.
This just came to me this morning:
PEKIN - Bertha Marie "Beth" DeShasier, 79, of Pekin passed away atMonday, May 4, 2015, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.Born Sept. 25, 1935, in Bloomfield, Mo., to James and Madge (Harty) Maloney, she married Jim DeShasier on Dec. 2, 1955, in Macomb. He died Dec. 1, 2006, in Chicago.She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Ruben Maloney and James Robert Maloney; and three sisters, Cora Matteson, Christine Wholey and Mary Evelyn Rakestraw.Surviving are one daughter, Marcia (Mike) Gazza of Pekin; one son, Jim (Brett Schlenz) DeShasier of Chicago; one sister, Rae (Hugh) Dean of Kenova, W.Va.; and one brother, Bill (Karen) Maloney of O'Fallon.Beth retired and finished her career at the Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, where she worked on completing Officer Performance Reports. She also had previously worked for telephone companies in both Macomb and Paxton.Beth enjoyed blogging and, in earlier years, belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary in Paxton. She also was a room mother for her children in their elementary school days.She was of the Methodist faith.Her memorial service will be attoday, May 6, 2015, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Private burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Paxton.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614; or the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
I am so sorry for her friends and family.
She was a wonderful lady and I will miss her.
Sending love up to you, Beth Marie.