Anna Beadles

Anna BeadlesAnna Ilene Hummel "Nana" Beadles, 97, of Canton, formerly of Lewistown, died at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 30, 2012, at Morton Villa Care Center.

She was born July 17, 1915, in rural Lewistown, a daughter of Robert J. and Venus Wilcoxen Hummel. She married Willis Christopher Beadles on Aug. 25, 1934, in Lewistown. He preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by one child, David; one granddaughter, Marcie; one step granddaughter, Lesa; one infant twin great-grandchild; four brothers; and five sisters.

Surviving are her children, Joyce (and Robert) Harland of Springfield, Gary (and Lynn) Beadles of Saltillo, Miss., and Christopher (and Penny) Beadles of Peoria; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Lewistown High School in 1993.

She worked at several jobs in Canton, including selling real estate and owning Ann's Hat Shop.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastor Tom Harland officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before services. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in rural Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to Mary Bryant Home Activity Fund, Hospice Compassus in Peoria or the donor's choice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/5/2012

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