James Marlowe Beagle, 75, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in his home.
He was born April 28, 1933, in Kansas City, the son of Joseph R. and Ethel (Sawyer) Beagle. He was united in marriage to Imogene Jaster, who passed away on March 7, 1989. On April 28, 1992, he married Sue Smith, who survives.
Additional survivors include: six sons, James Marlowe Beagle, Jr. and Sharen McNeill, of Kansas City, Kan., John Thomas Beagle, of Ft. Smith, Ark., David Paul Beagle and his wife, Linda, of Washburn, Dan Beagle and his wife, Karen, of Cassville, Mickey Beagle, of Rogers, Ark., and Rusty Cornelius, of Exeter; two daughters, Melinda Hall, of Purdy, and Santana Oberbeck and her husband, Richard, of Cassville.; a brother, Chuck Beagle, of Ft. Scott, Kan.; a sister, Patricia Peterson, of Carthage; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
He attended school in Kansas City until 1949 when he moved to Reeds. He finished his last two years in Sarcoxie, where he graduated from high school. On June 19, 1951, he joined the United States Army and served until June 18, 1954. He worked in Kansas City as a carpet layer for several years then moved to Purdy, and worked for Schreiber Foods in Monett, until his retirement in 1995. He was of the Catholic faith, a member of the American Legion and Cassville Golf Club.
Funeral services were held Monday in St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Pulaskifield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors were at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Pulaskifield. Father David Miller conducted the services.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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