M.G. "Bud" Beaston
Marcellus George "Bud" Beaston, 90, of Shiloh, Ill., born Oct. 20, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Bud retired as a foreman with Illinois Power (Ameren). He was an active parishioner at Corpus Christi Catholic Church for many years and participated in many ministries and activities, to include chicken dinners and pancake breakfasts. He also was a greeter, usher, and lector and sang in the choir. In his younger years, he was an avid motorcyclist. He enjoyed camping with his family and travelling. Bud was a self-taught musician, and was well-known in the area for playing the harmonica. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid golfer, with "two" holes-in-one to his credit. Bud played the role of Santa Claus in Lebanon, Ill., for many years and will be remembered for his hospitality and kindness.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Marie, nee Drovetta, Beaston, whom he married Feb. 26, 1949, and who passed away July 5, 2011; his parents, George H. and Catherine, nee Kern, Beaston-Harden; stepfather Earl Harden; his sister, Doris (Norm) Martin; and his brother, Fred Beaston.
Surviving are his three sons, Charles Gerard (Jeanie) Beaston of Parkesburg, Pa., James Michael Beaston of Tamarac, Fla., and John Curtis (fiancee, Dana Heyde) Beaston of Shiloh, Ill.; granddaughters, Mandy Schaeffer and Angela Beaston; and great-grandchildren, Tyler James Schaeffer, Kaiden, Liam and Teghan Ward; his half-brother, Mike Beaston; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Beaston.
Memorials are suggested to Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the church with Monsignor James Margason presiding. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Lebanon, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Wolfersberger Funeral Home - O'Fallon
102 West Washington Street O'Fallon, IL 62269
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 31, 2013