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Edward Beavers: 1943-2018


STREATOR — Edward Beavers, 75, of Streator, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, at his residence in Streator.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Born Jan. 30, 1943, in Streator, he was the son of Homer and Cecelia (Kettman) Beavers. He married Sandra Greathouse on Oct. 7, 1961. She preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2011.

He is survived by daughters, Mary (Bill Cooper) Sullivan, of Marseilles, and Lea Ann (Brian) Brown, of Streator; a son, Edward A. Beavers, of London Mills; grandchildren, Jim (Jamie) Sullivan, of Streator, Erin Auskings, of Bloomington, Bob (Aaron Westhoff) Davis, of Kelso, Wash., Matt (Alaina) Davis, of Kelso, Bill Davis, of Mesa, Ariz., Lauren Brown, of Streator, Brittany Brown, of Sun City, Ariz., Kenda Brown, of Clinton, Mo., Taylor Brown, of Clinton, Ed Beavers Jr., of Kelso, Cindy (David) Mercado, of Fountain Valley, Calif., Kyle Beavers, of Mendota, Jeriann (Madison) Beavers, of Lebanon, Mo., and McKenzie Beavers, of Streator; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Pellegrini, of Streator; a brother, John Beavers, of Streator; sisters-in-law, Paula (Ed) Wheeler, of Streator, and Barbara Beavers, of Streator; and brothers-in-law, Fred (Marge) Greathouse, of Springdale, Ark., and Jimmy (Shirley) Greathouse, of Huntsville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, James Beavers; a sister, Georgia Bakalar; a son-in-law, Randy Sullivan; sister-in-law, Joanne Beavers; and brothers-in-law, Ted Bakalar and Jerry Pellegrini.
Born and raised in Streator, he attended St. Anthony Grade School and Woodland High School.
Ed worked for Transco, Anthony Company and the city of Streator in the public works department through the years. He retired from the city of Streator on Oct. 1, 2001, after 33 years of service.
He was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He also was a member of the Streator Eagles Club and the Streator Moose Club.
He enjoyed tinkering with old cars and had several of them through the years. He still enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Ed and his wife, Sandy, both enjoyed riding motorcycles and they toured many states through the years.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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