Velma Joyce Callaway Brown Beardslee

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Velma Joyce Callaway Brown Beardslee, 85, of Cassville, passed away at her home on Friday, March 22, 2019.

She was born Sept. 27, 1933, to Jesse Preston and Vada Dell (Glocksien) Callaway in Eureka Springs, Ark. On Jan. 24, 1953, she married Billy Carl Brown and to their union seven children were born. In 1989, she married Earl Beardslee.

She graduated from Cassville High School Class of 1951.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands; one son, Billy Brown; a great granddaughter; and one grandson.

Survivors include: three daughters, Loretta Jane Gabriel (Kenny) of Butler, Joanne Owens (Denny) of Aurora, and Barbara Wallen (Dwayne) of El Dorado Springs; three sons, Bob Brown (Carla) of Monett, Jerry Brown (Brenda) of Nevada, and Jim Brown of Cassville; one brother, J L Callaway (Myra) of Exeter; one sister, Shirley Moore of Hondo, Texas, and one daughter-in-law, Renee Brown of Springfield; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, March 26, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Dr. Chuck Terrill conducted the services. Burial was at Sparks Cemetery in Butterfield.

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