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Shirley Ann Vaughn Beasley

April 2, 1944 August 2, 2017
Shirley Ann Vaughn Beasley
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Obituary for Shirley Ann Vaughn Beasley

Shirley Ann Vaughn Beasley, age 73, of Greenville passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her home. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Shirley was born April 2, 1944 in Highland, IL. Her mother was Cleta (Reavis) Watson who was married to Melvin F. Watson. Shirley married Dain Vanderlin Scott in 1963. Dain died in Vietnam in 1967. She married Larry Beasley in 1970. Larry died in 1997. She is survived by her children Lori Lynn Scott Friel of Albany, New York, David Craig Scott of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jennifer Ann Beasley Waite of Boise, Idaho. She is also survived by a granddaughter Clare Waite.

Shirley grew up in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School. She met Dain while he attended Greenville College and he later joined the Navy. She and her children lived in several Navy base locations around the country until Dain’s death in Vietnam in 1967. She married Larry Beasley in 1970 and continued in their military life with the Air Force. They settled in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1977 to 2004 and she worked at Caesar’s Palace as the Director of Entertainment. Shirley moved back to Greenville in 2004 to be with her mother. She loved spending time volunteering at the hospital thrift shop and watching Cardinal baseball. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Shirley was most proud of her children and spent most of her free time traveling to visit them all over the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her husbands.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Holy Family Hospital Thrift Shop.

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