Rev. Hershel 'Lee' Beavers
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LINCOLN -- The Rev. Hershel "Lee" Beavers, 69, of Lincoln
died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 1:08 p.m. at the VA Medical
Center in Danville.
A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Dan
Wissmann officiating. Visitation will be immediately after
Burial, with military rites, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday
in Union Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home
He was retired as a switchman for General Telephone Co.
He also worked for Bruns Security for eight years and was a
bus driver for First Student.
He was a P.E. instructor and infantry demolition expert
in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. As a Baptist
minister, he also conducted services during combat.
He was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Flippin, Ark., to Joe Edgar
and Bertha Baker Beavers. He married Marilyn J. Boughan on
Aug. 6, 1966, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two daughters,
Cynthia (and Mike) Hayes of Lincoln and Joyce Elaine (and
John) Butt of Normal; three brothers, Harold Beavers of
Carter Lake, Iowa, Don (and Brenda) Beavers of Greenbrier,
Ark., and Howard Beavers of Vry, Ala.; one sister, Betty
Stone of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; and one
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln,
Eagles Lodge 2708, Lions Club, Civil War Teachers Unit 33
and Deer Creek Bowhunters.
Memorials may be made to the Sunday school at Immanuel
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