Allan K. Beasley, 91, died on Thursday (Oct. 18, 2012) at the Heritage Trail Nursing Home in Cleburne, Texas.
He was born on July 13, 1921, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Allan was the son of Selma Victoria (Anderson) and Robert Blair Beasley. His family moved to Topeka in 1931, where he graduated from Topeka High School.
On April 10, 1943, Al married Bette Jean Andrews in Oskaloosa. He served from April 16, 1943, to Jan. 3, 1946, in the United States Army. He served in the 549th AntiAircraft Division in the 5th Army under General Paton. Allan returned to the United States on Christmas Eve 1954.
After his discharge, he returned to Newton area. He was in the printing business most of his married life. He owned the Sedgwick Pantagraph Newspaper. He later sold the paper and was employed by Hesston Corp. as a boiler operator. Due to his health, he retired on July 1984 after 15 years of employment.
Allan was a member of the United Methodist Church, life member of the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and 40-8 of the American Legion, all of Newton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bette on Oct. 29, 2004; son, John Edward Beasley one month before his 12th birthday in 1961; brothers, Richard, Robert, Donald and William; and sister, Jeanne Oliver.
Survivors include four sons, Allan Beasley Jr. of Hutchinson, Donald Beasley of Keller, Texas, Ronald Beasley of Cleburne, and Kenneth Beasley of Sterling; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, while the family is present.
Graveside services and interment will be at noon Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at the Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry, Okla.
Condolences may be left at Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home of Newton.