Obituary: Sue J. Beachler, 78, of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Eureka - Sue J. Beachler, 78, of Eureka, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka where she was a resident.

Born March 30, 1933, in Eureka, to Henry A. and Lena Frerichs Klopfenstein, she married Thomas F. Beachler April 12, 1959, in Eureka.

Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Scott (Stephen) of Washington; her sister and Donna Bahlman (Fred) of Grand Rapids, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sue was a graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and a post graduate at the University of Chicago Lying-in Hospital. She was a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital for approximately 40 years where she had served as a nursing director of Obstetrics and Pediatrics before her retirement in 1993 as the Pride Coordinator-patient representative.

She was a charter member of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale and sang in the church choir almost every Sunday for years.

Sue was a member of the Eureka Christian Church where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17. The Rev. Jennie Churchman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Maple Lawn Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at