The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 2, 2013

Geneva Pearl 'NeNe' Beals


VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Geneva Pearl “NeNe” Beals, 106, of Veedersburg, Ind., passed away Friday morning Feb. 1, 2013, at the home of her niece Kandy Peach.

Geneva was born Dec. 14, 1906, in Kingman, the daughter of William and Minnie (Allen) Perry.

Geneva married Harvey Beals April 30, 1930, in Chicago. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1971.

Geneva was an avid bingo player and loved going to the horse races.

Geneva leaves behind her niece, Kandy Peach, who was a like a daughter; two special nieces she called her girls, Amber and Abby Peach; two sisters, Ramona Stonebraker and Connie Warnick, both of Kingman; one brother, Edwin Leon Perry of Kingman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Gerald, Gene, Ted, Ralph and Farrell Perry; a sister, Maxine Wilson; and a nephew, Ted Stonebraker, who was like a son.

Visitation will be noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 4, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, Ind. The Rev. Kenneth Majors will officiate. Burial will follow in Coopers Chapel Cemetery.

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