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Zelma Beeson

Birth Date: November 29, 1921
Death Date: January 7, 2018

Zelma Beeson, 96, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at St, Mary’s Hospital, with her family by her side.

Zelma was born November 29, 1921, in Cain’s Store, KY, to Elmer and Dica G (Dawse) Schoolcraft. She married Robert E. Webb. He passed away in 2005. She later married Glen R. Beeson. He passed away in 1994. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. Zelma was also a avid bowler.

She is survived by four children, Mark (Bonnie Phelps) Webb, Steve (Petsula) Webb, Nancy (Kevin) Jamel and Beverly (Larry) Baldwin; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Geneva and Pauline.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert; second husband, Glen; one son, Ronald Webb; and one brother, John Schoolcraft.

Visitation services to celebrate the life of Zelma Beeson will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631

The family of Zelma Beeson is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

January 16, 2018
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I didn't know Zelma very long but sat at her table for meals She was a delight when she thought she had pulled something on you and she would look at you with her grin and wink I will really miss this lady who became a dear friend Sally Ballinger

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