August 9, 1948–January 5, 2019
Marilyn K. Beasley of Joplin, Missouri was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on August 9, 1948 and passed away in Joplin on Saturday January 5, 2019 at age 70. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Mary Swartz of Pittsburg, Kansas.
In 1965, she graduated from Colgan High School in Pittsburg, Kansas and attended Pitt State University. On August 13, 1968 she was united in marriage to Ralph (RL) Beasley. For a number of years, Marilyn worked as a secretary for Commerce Bank in Joplin and retired in 2013.
She was a devoted Christian, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to shop for bargains, do crossword puzzles and take vacation trips with her family. As long as she was with family, it didn’t matter where she went.
Marilyn loved helping people and was dedicated to assisting and supporting her husband in ministry for over 30 years. She will be greatly missed not only by her family, but by so many friends and others who she touched with her love, compassion and commitment to bring them God’s love and truth as she served Jesus Christ.
Survivors include, RL her husband of 50 years; her two sons, a daughter and one sister. Eric Beasley and his wife Heather of Webb City; Scott Beasley and his wife Michele of Joplin; Trisha Carlin and her husband Jason of Joplin; her sister Pat Emerson and husband Ron of Pittsburg, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, Matt Beasley, Maria Beasley, Titus Beasley, Eden Beasley, Elyssa Beasley, Breana Black, Eli Herbert, Jordan Walker, Makayla Walker, Devin Langston, Jaiden Carlin and Wyatt Carlin.
A memorial service and celebration will be held at the Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 East 7th Street, in Joplin on Tuesday January 8th starting at 11:00 am. Pastor Daniel H. Wermuth II will be officiating.