CHEBANSE – Gary D. Beegle, 63, of Chebanse, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 29, 2021 at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

Gary was born on March 22, 1958 in Kankakee, the son of Andrew and Gerald (Brown) Beegle.

He graduated from Clifton Central High School. Gary has been a dedicated healthcare worker at Kankakee Terrace Nursing Home, Bourbonnais, for over 30 years.

Gary was an avid reader, especially The Hobbit, the Tolkien Library, and the Bible. He always had a book in his hand. He spent hours studying the genealogy of the Beegle family. Gary was passionate about sports. He followed the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. He enjoyed working in the yard and growing a large garden. Gary was an animal lover.

Survivors are four daughters, Shannon (Danny) Booi, of Chebanse, Keri (Tom) White, of Surprise, Arizona, Christina Poyner, of Clifton, and Brittany (Josh) Witthoft of Bradley; four sons, Bryan, of Mattoon, Brandon, of Johnson City, Dakota and Joshua, both of Chebanse; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two sisters, Linda Wood, of Chebanse, and Sharon Beegle, of Kankakee; and one brother, Gregory (Cathy), of Benton. Gary’s life partner Shirley Shannon of Bourbonnais and her three children Marsha Ellis, Tiffany Williams and Bianca Williams, all of Bourbonnais, and their grandchildren also survived.

His parents had preceded him in death; one sister, Joyce Smith; and a brother, Raymond.

Visitations will be held from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the Clancy-Gernon-Hertz funeral home in Kankakee. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.

Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

Memorials can be made according to the wishes of the family.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, Kankakee.

Please sign their guestbook online at clancygernon.com.



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