Myra Williams Beachy, 78 of Arcola, IL passed away at 4:50 A.M. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Pastor Darrel Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, IL. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral, from 10:30 A.M to 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Myra was born on December 18, 1943 in Charleston, IL. She was a daughter of John and Bernice (Sims) Elston. She married Tommie Williams in 1976 in Arcola, IL; he passed away in 1991. She later married Larry Beachy.
She is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Suding of Sullivan, IL, and Tara Reed and her husband Charles of Villa Grove, IL, her husband Larry Beachy of Arthur, IL, two step-sons, Randy Williams and his wife Lennie of Arcola, IL and Mickey Williams and his wife Cindy of Oakland, IL, one step-daughter, Cindy Clements of West Frankfort, IL, nine grandchildren, Lindsey Slama and her husband Stephen of Fenton, MO, Jara Mendenhall of Mattoon, IL, Ben Good of Effingham, IL, Zach Good and his wife Darian of Fairgrange, IL, Matt Williams and his wife Lyndsay of Arcola, IL, Allison Biggs and her husband Rob of Arcola, IL, Andrea Robertson and her husband Alex of Waterloo, IL, Brandon Williams of Oakland, IL and Nathan Clements of West Frankfort, IL, 14 great-grandchildren, and one very special sister, Donna Canary and her husband Don of Springfield, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one husband, Tommie Williams.
Myra was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church. She really enjoyed managing the Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum in Arcola, IL. She had worked at Eastern Illinois University and the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola.
Myra loved to decorate cakes, antiquing and flower gardening. She enjoyed visiting Florida, looking for seashells on the beach and spending time in the sun, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her girls.
Memorials may be made to the Arcola Public Library, Moultrie County PAWs or Sullivan Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
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