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Phyllis J. Beedy

January 2, 1932 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 89)

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Phyllis J. Beedy, age 89 of Gas City, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Spokane, Washington.

Phyllis was born on January 2, 1932 in Swayzee, Indiana the daughter of the late Lewis Jackson Smith and Bonita (Cummings) Burnsworth.  She was raised by her mother and Clayton Burnsworth.  She married Paul J. Beedy on November 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1989. 

Phyllis was the owner of the Northside Sporting Goods Store from 1974 to 1991; worked at Hill’s Department Store for one year, and then was the manager of Colonial Crest Apartments for 7 years.  She was a member of the Gas City Moose Lodge, and loved to travel, read books, work crossword puzzles and gamble.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie J. Schlecht of Spokane, Washington and Sheila (Jerry) Smith of Ft. Wayne; a sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Burnsworth of Marion; 4 grandchildren, Krista and Tyrell Schlecht, Andrew Smith and Matthew (Chelsea) Smith; and one great-grandson, Arlen Gauge Smith.

Phyllis was also preceded in death by a son, Eric Beedy ; three brothers, Larry Burnsworth, Ronald Burnsworth and Charles Burnsworth; and a sister, Carolyn Best.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.  Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Tom Mansbarger officiating.

Burial will follow funeral services in the Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Indiana.

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August 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Funeral Service
August 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952


Van Buren Cemetery
900 East
Van Buren, IN 46991

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