Byford Beasley
1939 - 2020
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Born: January 8, 1939, in Harrodsburg, KY

Died: May 20, 2020; in Maple Park, IL

Byford "Ray" Beasley, 81, of South Burlington Township, rural Maple Park, Ill., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at home, surrounded by family.

Born January 8, 1939, in Harrodsburg, KY, the son of Hollie and Juanita (Kays) Beasley, Byford married Judith Bailey on January 20, 1962, in Sycamore.

Byford was the owner of B&B Roofing Co. A member of Wisconsin Horse Puller Association and DeKalb Moose Lodge, Byford attended all of his children's sporting events, and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

Byford is survived by his wife, Judie; children, Sherri (Dale) Schramer of Virgil, Randy (Lisa) of Allen, Mich., Kenny of Maple Park, Anita (Al) Kaenel of Hampshire and Kevin (Jen) of Sycamore; grandchildren, Brandie, Stephanie (Jeff), Beth (Barrington), Keith (Paige), Sam (Cassidy), Molly (Kyle), Bryan (Liz), Amanda (Nick), Branden, Laura (Tom), Kendra (Antwione), Bradley (Samantha), Miranda and Troy; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alex, Cate, Emme, Hattie, Barrington, Riggin, Abilene, Clancy, Giovanni, Sicily, Lilliana, Olivia, T.J., Baylie, Alaina, Kaisen, Jayden, Blake, Lydia, Grayson and Aiden; and siblings, Roger, David, Jerry and Shirley.

He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Donnie and Johnnie.

A private family graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Beasley family in care of Quiram-Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, 60178.

For information, to share a memory or leave a condolence with Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Chapels, or 815-895-6589.

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Published in The MidWeek News on May 23, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
Judie and family, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Love and prayers.
Mike and Roxanne Seldal
May 25, 2020
To Judie and all the family....we are so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don & Judy Thompson
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