James W. Beals

July 23, 2013

James W. Beals 78, of rural Frankfort and Lake Wales, FL, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community. Born on August 31, 1934 in Hamilton County, IN to John & Evelyn (Shelley) Beals. He married Peggy Everett on May 31, 1954 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Beals attended Frankfort High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in Newfoundland and Canada. He was owner of Frankfort Grain Inspection, Inc. for over 30 years. James and his wife enjoyed spending winters in Florida since 1991 and attended the Church of Christ in Lake Wales. While in Florida, he volunteered at the “Circle of Friends”. He is a former member of the Frankfort Eagles and the Frankfort Bass Casters. James enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking and gardening.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Friends in Lake Wales, FL.

Survived by:

Wife: Peggy Beals of Rural Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Dianna (Robert) Colby of Lake Wales, FL, Denise (Steve) Romack of Greenwood, IN, Cindy (Scott) Nichols of rural Frankfort, IN, 2 Sons: Brian (Cindy) Beals of rural Frankfort, John Beals of Frankfort, 1 Sister: Patricia Ireland of Indianapolis, IN, 1 Brother: David Beals of Michigantown, 14 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

a brother, Robert Beals.


12 Condolences for “James W. Beals”

  1. Mike & Sue Hirschauer July 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Renee & Steve
    I just found out about your Father this afternoon, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I know that we had just talked about him and how he was doing. Our prayers are with you and Steve during these times. I know that words can’t say how sorry we are, he was a great man. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the viewing, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Nina & Dianne Rice July 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Peggy and kids. So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Our two family had a lot of fun together when our Jim was alive. Know you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Dianne & Nina Su..

  3. Deb and Chris Hall and family July 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I am saddened, as all of you, by the death of my “uncle Dad”. Thanks to all of you for sharing him with me and my family. He was a special man and will be remembered more than fondly by all who had the pleasure to know him. I was just thinking, imagine the fishing going on in Heaven now with both my dads! Wow, those fish don’t stand a chance! I wish with all my heart that I could be there with you, but I am sorry that I can’t. You are all in my heart, thoughts, and prayers right now-today and every day-and I will be thee in spirit. Love and prayers to each of you!

  4. Mary Elftman July 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Jim is now at peace and that you can find some comfort in the arms of loved ones.

    My love and prayers to you all.

  5. Mertice W. Kelly July 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    For Jim Beals’ Family

    From the time Jim began to volunteer with Circle of Friends he was always our hero. Just two country bumkins, (stay at home moms and caregivers) trying to run a non-profit organization for developmentally challenged children and young adults. We just loved our special kids and wanted to help them have a better quality of life. Jim having a special granddaughter himself knew our hearts, but what a time he had trying to teach us how to run a business women. He was always gentle with us but I know at times he had to be exasperated with us, especially me.

    Jim was our first technical man and he knew the computer quite well. How we would laugh when we couldn’t get the computer to do what it should and he would sit down and do the same thing we did and it worked! A few years later he would laugh and say “you girls were always asking me to do things on the computer that I didn’t know a thing about but I would tackle it anyway. I didn’t know half of what you thought I did.”

    Even after Jim got too sick to come to the office he or Peggy would run up and get work he could do on his computer at home. He was a faithful friend and volunteer and memories like these will live on in our hearts forever.

    Our condolences to Peggy, Dee, Bob & Cassandra and all the family,
    Mertice and all the friends at Circle

  6. Fred Mertz 3 July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Jim is now at peace and that you can find some comfort in the arms of loved ones.

    My love and prayers to you all.

  7. Tina Fehringer-Amos July 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and always had a smile and kind word. Your family has always been dear to our hearts and I pray God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace, comfort and strength. May memories flood your lives forever of his great love for you all.
    my love to you all,

  8. Janice Goris July 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Brian, Cindy. Diane and family, so sorry for your loss! Can not make it for visitation, but know you are in my thoughts!

  9. Wayne & Heidi Peterson July 27, 2013 at 2:11 am

    We are so sorry for the loss and we will be praying for your family and he was a good man.

  10. Ron & Erilda (Chanadams) Coleman July 27, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Dear Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Knew he had not been well these past few years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God tenderly wrap his loving arms around each of you & give you peace and comfort. God Bless.
    Ron & Erilda Coleman Family
    Jason&Kendra Coleman&Family
    Jarred&Cinnamon Coleman

  11. Twilla Davis July 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    For my family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful man and had a lot of good times with my Dad. I am praying for your strength and comfort. Hold your memories close to your heart!

  12. Kristy Kennedy July 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of James passing. You are in all of our thoughts at wound care. James was such a wonderful man and always in high spirits. You have a beautiful family and know that our staff has been praying for you.

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