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Russell Lee BeasleyPassing: February 14, 2022


Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 19th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, February 18th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, February 19th

MITCHELL – Russell Lee Beasley, 85, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022, at his home.  He was a man of God and loved his family fiercely.

Born January 15, 1937, in Mitchell, he was the son of Fred and Esther Mae (Winkler) Beasley.  He married Garnet “Sue” Miller July 6, 1956 and they were married for 65 years.

Russell worked 24 years at Carpenter Body Works, retired from Lehigh Cement Company, and was also a farmer.  He graduated in 1954 from Mitchell High School.  On September 9, 1947 he became a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and was the longest living active member.

Surviving:            wife, “Sue” Beasley of Mitchell

                     daughters, Cheryl Lynn (Michael) Cheatham of Orleans

                                      Kelly Lee (Hollace) Chastain of Fort Wayne

              grandchildren, Lucas Cheatham, Lindsey Eck, Raelynn Chastain and Chase                                    


                                      four great grandchildren

His parents; brother, Charles Edward Beasley; and twin sister, Moyne Imogene Powell, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Williams and Reverend Wade Judy officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial Gifts:  Mt. Horeb Baptist Church

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27 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Timothy Williams | Kingman, AZ
    Date: February 22, 2022
    New him very well, worked with him at Lehigh/Hanson, I retired from Lehigh 1973, alter 40 years there. Great Gentleman.
  2. Guest: Judith A Williams | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 20, 2022
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Judy Williams.
  3. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington
    Date: February 19, 2022
    So sorry to hear of Russell's passing. Prayers for peace for you all.
  4. Guest: George fox | Mitchell in
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Sorry for your loss. . had many conversations with Russell when I was helping Michael Boling on the farm.
  5. Guest: Alicia Johns | Tell City, Indiana
    Date: February 17, 2022
    His legacy of love for Christ, his family and friends will be remembered by all that knew him. When Jason and I first came to Mt Horeb Russell and Sue welcomed us and our children with loving arms. Being invited to their family events made the world of difference to me. It was the first time I had ever moved away from my family and they made me feel like I was apart of their's. I know that one day I will see Russell again in Heaven, but until then I will remember all the times we were able to spend with him during our years at Mt Horeb. Praying for you all.
  6. Guest: Alverta S. Hart | Mitchell, in 47446
    Date: February 17, 2022
    Sue and family sorry to hear of Russell's passing but you have my prayers and thoughts. He was a devoted and dedicated Christian man. One thing you do know that he is heaven with his God. Alverta Hart
  7. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 16, 2022
    Sue and family Sorry to hear of Russells passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your famlly at this time. Janet Melton Noe and girls
  8. Guest: Vickie Parks Lee | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: February 16, 2022
    Our sincere condolences to Sue, Cheryl, Kelly and their families. Russell was a good man. He loved to tell stories and had a kind word for everyone. He was a friend of my family for many years and he will be missed. God bless.
  9. Guest: Bob and Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: February 16, 2022
    What a legacy Russell has left on earth. But he has gained an eternal home in heaven. Prayers for the family.
  10. Guest: Karen Wise | Mitchell
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Heaven gained a wonderful man this week but he will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him. May the family all find comfort in the cherished memories of a dear father, grandfather and great grandfather.
  11. Guest: Timothy Williams | Kingman Az
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Rember Russ from Lehigh also, Retired from there After 40 years. New Russ well, so sorry to the these news.
  12. Guest: Kim Ferguson | Mitchell in
    Date: February 15, 2022
    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for the family.
  13. Guest: Brad and Lee Purlee | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. What a wonderful man he was with a wonderful family! Rejoicing with you that he has gained his heavenly reward! My Mother, Gail Richards, was his classmate at MHS!
  14. Guest: Greg Dalton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Russell was such an influence on me in my younger years. Always reminded me to do the right thing and all would be well. You have my condolences and it will sure be a loss to this community. Great man with greater purpose!!
  15. Guest: Larry Moffatt | Mitchell IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Russell was fine man. My condolences to the family.
  16. Guest: Glenda Ferguson | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Sue and Family, Sympathy to you and your entire family. Russell and Moyne were such good people. Sue, Thanks for taking me under your (and Moyne's) wing when I started working at Burris School. I always enjoyed hearing about Russell and your loving family. Many prayers for you!
  17. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    I am so sorry for your loss of husband, father, grandfather, and uncle in your family. God’s comfort to you.
  18. Guest: Lou ooley | Bedford
    Date: February 15, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
  19. Guest: Susan Mather | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Cheryl & family, I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers.
  20. Guest: Lisa Buck Tincher | Orleans, IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
  21. Guest: Brenda Leach | Bedford In
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace. So sorry for your loss. Love you all.
  22. Guest: Brenda Zeeks McBride | Paoli, In
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Sue, Cheryl and Kelly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ❤🙏❤
  23. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Cheryl I am so sorry about the loss of your dad.I'm praying for your family.
  24. Guest: Peg McCameron | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Certainly will be missed by me. One of my favorite cousins. Always fun to be around and a big smile to go with.❤ Prayers for Sue & girls.
  25. Guest: Shelley & Randy Wigley | Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 15, 2022
    We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Prayers for comfort and peace. Hugs.
  26. Guest: Janet Little | Sebastopol, CA
    Date: February 15, 2022
    So sorry to hear about Mr, Beasley passing away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Remember all those happy memories of the times you spent together and keep them in your heart and he’ll always be with you. I know the rough time you are all facing right now and I’ll be thinking about you.
  27. Guest: Michelle Williams-Manship | ORLEANS
    Date: February 15, 2022
    Sue, Cheryl and Kelly & Families, This is so sad, breaks our hearts. What a great Christian man/roll model he was. You all are in our thoughts & prayers, Love you all, Kevin & Michelle