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Lila Beazley

Lila F.  Beazley, 90, of Correct-ionville, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2019 at Correction-ville Specialty Care.

Memorial services were  Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville, Iowa. Pastor John Riebhoff officiated. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta, Iowa. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Monday. Online condolences can be left at

Lila was born on August 28, 1928 at Wausau, Nebraska to Lawrence and Blanche (Rohr) Backhaus.

Her family moved to the Washta area and she attended Washta School, graduating from Grand Meadow High School in 1946. She then attended Beauty School.

She was married to Edward J. Beazley on December 3, 1947 at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, Iowa. Wedding vows read in the Salem Lutheran Church.

Lila had worked as a CNA for the Correctionville Nursing Home, egg candling for Correctionville Produce, Ann’s Beauty Shop in Kingsley as a hairdresser, farm wife, homemaker, and a fantastic mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville where she had served as the church organist and bible school teacher and was active in LWML. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the neighborhood club.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, card games, country music, bingo, books, and watching Lawrence Welk.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edward on July 29, 2017; a sister, Avis (Backhaus) Polson and her husband Paul; and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Beazley.

She is survived by her four children: Jerry Beazley of Cherokee, Iowa; Patrick (Rose) Beazley of Cherokee, Iowa; Bill Beazley of Correctionville, Iowa; and Karen (Bill) Gold of Moville, Iowa; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Nicole (Allen) Campbell and their children Hannah and Mason; Brandon Beazley and his son Ashton and step-daughter Destiny Ohrtman; Charissa (Jason) Overmohle and their children Dylan, Evan and Elise; Trent (Savanna) Beazley; Jasmine Gold and Chris Gold; a sister, Carole (Backhaus) and Al Dumbleton of Sebring, Florida; and a brother, Dale and Jo Ann Backhaus of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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