Mary Jean "Jeannie" (Lewis) Beasley

January 30, 1938 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Mary Jean "Jeannie" Beasley Obituary

Mary Jean "Jeannie" Beasley, nee Lewis, of Steelville, MO was born on Sunday, January 30, 1938 in Steelville, MO to Bellva "Bell" Winifred Dierking.  She passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Potosi Manor at the age of 86 years.

Jeannie was adopted by Clarence "Jack" Lewis, Jr. when she was 9 years old.  She often said that Grandpa Jack was and always will be the best father any girl could ever have had and that he couldn't have loved her any more.  For all of us watching the two together, knew that was absolutely true.  

She graduated from Steelville High School and often talked about her friends and the times she had during those days and also about spending time with her cousins.  Jean married Clyde Smith and to that union a son, Patrick Clyde Smith, was born.  After years of marriage, Jeannie and Patrick started a new life which led to "Chuck Beasley" around 1983.  Jeannie and Chuck were married for a short time, but she always said Chuck was her soulmate.  After Chuck's death, Jeannie remained single.  She lived a good life, worked hard, played harder and gave plenty.

Jeannie enjoyed life whether it was bike riding, spending time with her animals, taking walks or traveling with her friends and family.  She enjoyed working at the Crawford County Courthouse doing various jobs for over 20 years, working at the Assessor's Office as a mapper.  She retired to volunteer at churches and travel with her parents.   She was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church for several years and had served as a deacon.  Jeannie loved the cold weather and to play in the snow; sleigh riding was her favorite thing to do.  Many times after it had snowed, if Patrick & Laurie couldn't reach her by phone, they'd load up and go check on her (afraid she may of had a sleigh riding accident)...and yes, there were a few times that is exactly what happened.  She also loved to drive, and drive fast!  Jeannie's favorite thing to say was, "nobody's going to tell Jeannie what to do!  Jeannie's going to do what Jeannie wants to do!"....and she did.  She was a generous person, who gave to many.  It wasn't unusual for Jeannie to leave money or hand someone cash if she knew they needed it.  She always made an impression on people where ever she went.  Jeannie was loved and she will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Bell Lewis; husband Chuck Beasley; sister Ruthie (husband Ronnie) Stulce; niece Ann Lewis and grandson Christopher Bell. 

Jeannie is survived by her son Patrick (wife Laurie) Smith of Steelville, MO and daughter Gail Cape of Cuba, MO; brother Larry (wife Barbara) Lewis of Steelville, MO; grandchildren Jeremy (wife Melissa) King of Eureka, MO, Samantha (husband Josh) Parks of Belgrade, MO and Sunni (husband Jesse) Nelson of Sullivan, MO; great grandchildren Mira Nelson, Jenson Parks, Boone Parks, Ava King and Gavin King nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.  Funeral Service was at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Hutson Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating.  Burial was at Steelville Cemetery. 

Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.

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February 6, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

Funeral Service
February 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Hutson Funeral Home (Steelville)
601 West Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565

February 7, 2024

Steelville Cemetery
48-50 Church St
Steelville, MO 65565


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