Mrs. Edward Beecher (Maude Emma Hasty Beecher), 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1952 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois after a lingering illness.She was brought to the Easton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Anchor. Burial will be in the St Johns Lutheran Church cemetery; Rev. Carl Grabeman will officiate. She was born June 8, 1888 at Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Nealy Doane Hasty. She married February 21, 1906 at Anchor to Edward Beecher. Surviving are the husband; three sons, Ralph, Anchor; Edwin, Gibson City; Delmar, Colfax; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Schleeter of Anchor; Mrs. Melba Quinn, Gibson City, and Mrs. Mildred Trembly of Colfax; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Claude Hasty, Colfax; Clarence Hasty, Union; Clyde Hasty, Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Witmus, Saybrook; Mrs. Nora Schalper, Peoria; Mrs. Lois Dowdy, Decatur. She was preceded in death by the parents; four sisters and two brothers, one daughter, and one son and one grandson. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, McLean County, Illinois.
Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft of Gibson City. Maude Emma Hasty Beecher Obituary from records kept by Mrs Ernest (Betty) Schroeder of Gibson City.