Rosemary (Nixon) Beightler


Rosemary (Nixon) Beightler, 91, of Danville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at North Logan Health Care.
Rosemary was born September 28, 1927, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Frederick Oren and Pauline (Welsch) Roth.
She married Frank Nixon on June 7, 1947. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1979. She later married Connie Beightler on April 25, 1987. He preceded her on April 9, 2012.
Rosemary is survived by her two children, Frank (Garnet) Nixon and Janet (David) Marken; her three grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Muirhead, Michele (Jeff) Prunkard and Nathan Marken; and her two great-grandchildren, Grant Muirhead and Olivia Prunkard. She also is survived by her two stepchildren, Cindy Cross and Gary (Patty) Beightler; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her three brothers, Fred, Dan and Eugene Roth; and by her sister, Margaret Ann Bernardi.
Rosemary worked at Steel Grip Inc. for 23 years, retiring on March 25, 1995. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of St. Joseph Church and later of Holy Family Church. She enjoyed volunteering to work on funeral dinners and cleaning the church with her church family. Thanks to everyone who help her in her final days.
Visitation will be 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville, with a Rosary at 5 p.m. Monday at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home. Catholic Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Holy Family Church, 444 E. Main St., Danville, with Father Loftus and Father Ted Pracz officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Published on April 19, 2019
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3 posts

Kathy Darding
Apr 20, 2019
Jan and family, so sorry to hear about your mother. She was always a joy to talk to when we met up. A life well lived and a wonderful legacy for your family.
Peggy Hack & Family
Apr 20, 2019
Michele and Family, so sorry to hear of your Grandmothers death. Wishing all of you prayers and hugs. Love you
Jane Graham (Bubby)
Apr 19, 2019
Always there for me. You will be missed.