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Earlene Beaman

June 23, 1932 — February 6, 2022

Earlene Beaman, age 89, passed away peacefully at noon on February 6, 2022, at Carriage Crossing surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born June 23, 1932, in Taylorville, Earlene was the daughter of the late Gladys and Earl Sims. She married Jack Beaman on December 14, 1973, and they had 48 happy years together.

Earlene worked at Fab n’ Trim fabric store before spending many years at Continental Grain. An avid animal lover, her favorite job before she officially retired was as an assistant at Northside Veterinary Clinic.

In addition to her husband, Earlene is survived by her children: Jimmy Jones of Taylorville, Leah (Dave) Bergner of Lampe, M.o., Barry (Diane) Jones of Morrisonville, Jeffrey (Maria) Jones of Grayslake, Ill., Terri (Kyle) Taylor of Effingham, Mike (Veronica) Beaman of Taylorville and Diane Bilyeu of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jared Bergner, Rachel (Jason) Robison, Rebekah (Mike) Berger, Bridget (Brandon) Swailes, Zachary (Nicole) Jones, Elizabeth Cassidy, Ashley Jones, Hunter Jones, Jaime Joliff, Wendy (Clint) Matlock, Michael (Crystal) Beaman, Holly Beaman, Cari Bilyeu Hicks, MacKenzie Colonious, Jackie Beaman and Timmy Beaman; brother Richard Sims, sisters-in-law Connie Beaman and Barbara Bauer, brothers-in-law Bill Beaman and Darrell (Beverly) Beaman; 23 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Earlene was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Earl Sims, sister Rita Maschke, brothers Bill Sims, Larry Sims and Robert Sims, sister-in-law Linda Beaman, brother-in-law Dennis Beaman, son Jack Beaman, Jr., daughter-in-law Melissa Jones and grandson Jason Earl Bilyeu.

Visitation Thursday, February, 10 from 4-6pm, funeral service Friday, February 11 at 10 am at Sutton Funeral Home, 327 N Clay, Pastor Stan Pratt officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery on Bear Creek Road.

Earlene was a proud lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved dogs and cats, and enjoyed raising cows, pigs, goats and chickens with Jack. She loved reading, sewing, crochet, painting and listening to Frank Sinatra, but the most important thing in her life was her family. She loved fishing with her kids, antiquing with the girls, family card games, baking with her daughter at Christmas and the annual family vacation to Branson with all her children, grandchildren and siblings.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post 4495 or the VFW Auxiliary, 515 N West Ave, Taylorville.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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