Maryann Burge Beardsley

January 10, 2015

Maryann Beardsley 88, died at home on January 10, 2015. She was born in Kokomo, Ind. on May 1, 1926, the daughter of the late W. Lee and Melba (Richards) Burge. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1944 and Indiana University School of Business in 1948. Four days following graduating from I.U., she married Frank Beardsley. She then worked for the Director of Admissions at Wabash College until Frank graduated, then at the Finance Center of Fort Harrison while Frank attended I.U. School of Medicine. They were blessed to celebrate 66 years of marriage.

They moved to Frankfort in 1955, thereafter, she was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She served on the Frankfort School Board in the 1960’s and on the board of directors of The Red Barn Theater. She worked with Tom Robison and Jim Davis as the Vice Chair of the Clinton County Republican Party for twelve years. Maryann was honored by receiving two “Sagamore of the Wabash” awards presented by Governor Otis Bowen and Robert Orr. She enjoyed many RV trips, lots of I.U. Basketball games, playing bridge, cooking, the Frankfort Library, catching bluegills and mushroom hunting.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, January 16, 2015 from 3-5 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 5 p.m. at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort. Private family burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the I.U. Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Delta Chapter, 1018 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.

Survived by:

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Frank Beardsley of Frankfort, two sons, Dr. Rick (Dianne) Beardsley of Carmel and Steve (Teresa) Beardsley of Frankfort, six grandchildren, Matt (Kristen) Beardsley and Meredith (Mike) Nekolite, both of Frankfort, Dr. Andy (Theresa) Beardsley of Zionsville, Margot (Taylor) Clark of Carmel, Natalie (Pete) Kostroski of Minneapolis, MN and Carl Beardsley of Scottsdale, AZ, ten great grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

a sister, Phyllis Gregory and brother-in-law, Frank Gregory.


25 Condolences for “Maryann Burge Beardsley”

  1. Jack Scheid January 12, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Will miss you dear Friend. God Bless Dr Frank & Family. Sadly, Connie & Jack

  2. John & Grace Miller January 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Dr Frank & Family,,,,,,,,,Maryann, what a wonderful lady, in all respects. Please accept our deepest sympathy..John & Grace Miller

  3. Nancy Bailey (Island) January 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Mary Ann was such a sweet lady. Thought the world of her.

  4. Jane Werner January 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Maryann was such a wonderful, gracious lady. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Frank, Dr. Rick, Steve and families. God Bless!! Jane & Scott Werner

  5. Mary Jane Weaver January 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    To Dr. Frank & family of Maryann: I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Maryann. i considered her to be a good friend for many years. I can not imagine your feelings of such a loss. My prayers & thoughts reach out to each of you. She was truly a very special lady. She will be missed by so many. Please know she will always be with with you smiling down Watching & loving you from afar. You were blessed to have her in your life all of these years. May God Bless all of you & help you to get through these very hard times now. May she rest in peace.

    Mary Jane Weaver

  6. Angie Doan Worzala January 12, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    A classy, kind, big-hearted woman who will be missed. While she’s mourned on earth, I know Joe & Jean Doan are part of her welcoming committee. Our condolences to the Beardsleys; some of the best neighbors ever!

  7. Kevin and Carol Hamilton January 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. She was a sweetie!

  8. Mary Kay Baker and Bill Ferrel January 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    We are so sorry to hear that Mary Ann has passed. We will pray for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Thinking of you!

  9. Connie Stevens King January 12, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent your way. Rest in peace Mrs. Beardsley

  10. Louise (Mills) Smith January 13, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Dr. Beardsley, I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family, I will always remember her smile when she came into the clinic to visit. She was such a gracious lady. May the Lord bless and keep you through this most difficult time. Louise and Jim Smith

  11. Frankie & Melissa Smith January 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Steve, Teresa, Matt and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful and well-rounded lady, that would have been such a joy to be around. Prayers for your family.

  12. Sam Knight January 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Dr. Beardsley and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Beardsley was a great lady, I think of her often and remember her hospitality.

  13. Alice Amt January 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I am sorry to see this. I know she was a terrific lady and will be missed. Prayers for strength and peace during this time.

  14. Bill Montgomery January 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Frank, I was deeply saddened to hear of Maryann’s passing. Both of you have played a big role in my life, and I’ll be forever grateful. Certainly Maryann will be missed by the many people with whom she crossed paths and who were made better for having known her. God Bless.


  15. Ron Best January 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Sorry Steve she was always so kind to me….

  16. Chuck/Tam Smith January 14, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Frank, Rick & Steve,
    Sorry to learn of Maryann’s recent passing – glad we were able to visit with her in Sept – many fond memories – you & your families are in our prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Tam & Chuck

  17. Conrad & Linda Howe January 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Dr. Frank & family….we are so very sorry to learn of Maryann’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, and we always enjoyed spending time with her. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  18. Michael And Leslie Sexton January 14, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Are thoughts are with you in this time of loss. She was a class act and a grand role model for all of you. Take solace in the wonderful memories that you have forever.

  19. Phil & Pam Ramsey January 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Steve, Teresa, Matt, Meredith and the Beardsley family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless Maryann and you all. Phil and Pam Ramsey

  20. Don and Phyllis Bottles January 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you. May the memories of your mom bring you peace and comfort. Don and Phyl Bottles

  21. Butch &Linda Doan January 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    i can’t think of you without thinking of our younger times when you and. my parents were good friends and you were our neighbors. Our love for Maryann is not diminished .

  22. Bill & Lou Ray January 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    So sorry for your loss. But Dr Beardsley so many happy years with your loving wife. Our prayers are with you & the family

  23. Kathy Smith January 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Dr. Frank and Beardsley family- You are in my thoughts and prayers. Maryann was such a gracious, loving wife, mother and grandmother. I will always remember her deep devotion to her family and friends, and her love of I.U.

  24. Alice & Norm Sterling January 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy, she was a very special and beautiful lady. May God be with you all. Alice & Norm Sterling

  25. Terry Anderson February 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Condolences Dr Rick Beardsley & all your family. I just heard of your mothers passing. I know you will miss her.

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