Edward Beavers, 75, of Streator passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence in Streator.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. Saturday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Born January 30, 1943 in Streator he was the son of Homer and Cecelia (Kettman) Beavers. He married Sandra Greathouse on October 7, 1961. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2011.
He is survived by daughters, Mary (Bill Cooper) Sullivan of Marseilles and Lea Ann (Brian) Brown of Streator; a son, Edward A. Beavers of London Mills, grandchildren, Jim (Jamie) Sullivan of Streator, Erin Auskings of Bloomington, Bob (Aaron Westhoff) Davis of Kelso, Washington, Matt (Alaina) Davis of Kelso, Washington, Bill Davis of Mesa, Arizona, Lauren Brown of Streator, Brittany Brown of Sun City, Arizona, Kenda Brown of Clinton, Missouri, Taylor Brown of Clinton, Missouri, Ed Beavers Jr of Kelso, Washington, Cindy (David) Mercado of Fountain Valley, California, Kyle Beavers of Mendota, Jeriann (Madison) Beavers of Lebanon, Missouri and McKenzie Beavers of Streator; 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Joan Pellegrini of Streator; a brother, John Beavers of Streator; sister in laws, Paula (Ed) Wheeler of Streator and Barbara Beavers of Streator; brother in laws, Fred (Marge) Greathouse of Springdale, Arkansas and Jimmy (Shirley) Greathouse of Huntsville, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, James Beavers; a sister, Georgia Bakalar; a son in law, Randy Sullivan; sister in law, Joanne Beavers and brother in laws, Ted Bakalar and Jerry Pellegrini.
Born and raised in Streator he attended St. Anthony Grade School and Woodland High School.
Ed worked for Transco, Anthony Company and the City of Streator in the Public Works Department through the years. He retired from the City of Streator October 1, 2001 after 33 years of service.
He was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church. He was also a member of the Streator Eagles Club and the Streator Moose Club.
He enjoyed tinkering with old cars and had several of them through the years. He still enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Ed and his wife Sandy both enjoyed riding motorcycles and they toured many states through the years.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com