John H. Beasley(1920-2012)

John H. Beasley, 92, of Greenville, and formerly of Ansonia, passed away the morning of Oct. 8, 2012, at Oakley House in Greenville.

He was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late Vernon and Emma G. (Hoffman) Beasley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Onda M. Beasley on July 1, 2009; and two brothers and four sisters.

John was a lifelong farmer in the Ansonia area. He was a charter member of the Darke County Steam Threshers having been a member for over 50 years. He was an avid auction goer and was known by the alias "J.B." on Market Time.

He is survived by his children, Dan (Ruth) Beasley of Rossburg, Dennis (Carol) Beasley of Greenville, and Donna (Jim) Maxfield of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Danny (Lin) Beasley, Lisa (Travis) Brown and Kara Maxfield; great-grandchildren, Holly, Lucy, Amber, Garrett and Emma; and great-great-grandchildren, Adian and Ava.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Arlington Cemetery near Brookville, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.Condolences may be left for the family at

Published in The Daily Advocate from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2012