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SARAH BEACHEY, 90, of Goshen, IN, formerly of Arthur, Illinois, passed away at 3:15 P.M. on Monday, March 28, 2016, at Greencroft Goshen in Goshen, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Arthur Mennonite Church with Rev. Glen Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Arthur Mennonite Church. Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sarah was born on May 26, 1925, in Arthur, IL. She was the youngest child of Levi and Anna (Eash) Chupp. She married Henry Beachey on July 27, 1944 in Arthur, Illinois. Henry preceded her in death in 1986.
Sarah was the owner and operator of the original Stitch and Sew Fabric store in Arthur and she and Henry owned and operated The Dairyland in Arthur. She was well known for her hospitality, service to others, and her great love for Jesus.
Sarah is survived by two sons, Dale (Verda) Beachey of Ft. Myers, FL, and Duane (Gloria) Beachey of Whitesburg, KY; three daughters, Jeanie (Wayne) Harris of Rochester, MN, Ruth (Tony) Moreland of San Antonio, TX, and Carly (Brian) Derstine of San Antonio, TX; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Sarah was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Heather Beachey-Hayes, two brothers, Andrew Chupp, and Anson (Mattie) Chupp, and three sisters, Polly (Joel) Beachy, Gertrude (Abe) Gingerich, and Fannie (Sylvanus) Yoder all from Arthur.
Prior to her death Sarah was the final survivor of her generation of the Levi Chupp family and the Jacob Beachey family.
She had been a long-time member of the Arthur Mennonite Church.
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