Tiny (Fast) Tweddell (1928 - 2014)

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Tiny Tweddell, 86, of Beardstown, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

She was born March 2, 1928, in Beardstown, the daughter of Leigh and Lily Jackson Fast. She married James "Art" Tweddell on June 27, 1948, in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2009.

She is survived by one son, Jim Tweddell of Springfield; two daughters, Karen Spencer and Harriet (Bob) Rankin, all of Beardstown; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold "Speed" Fast; two sisters, Dorothy Morris and Jenny Peterson; one sibling in infancy; and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Tweddell was a 1946 graduate of Beardstown High School. She worked at Wareco in Beardstown for several years, before working at St. Luke's (Heritage Health) and the Star Café. She had a love for the outdoors, working in her rock garden, crocheting and sewing and working on jigsaw puzzles. Tiny had a special place in her heart for all her grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation. Memorials are suggested to Beardstown Parks – Pool Fund, Beardstown Fire Department or Heritage Health – Activity Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 1, 2014