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CREVE COEUR ~ Marilee J. Beach, 81, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Hallmark Healthcare in Pekin.

Born April 28, 1939 in Peoria to Russell and Edna (Marvel) Babcock, she married Charles Frederick Beach on August 4, 1957 in Pekin. He died April 21, 2016 in Creve Coeur. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dennis F. Beach; one great-granddaughter, Lacey Wade and one sister, Marjorie Bort.

Surviving are three sons, Donald C. (Michael) Beach of Belchertown, Massachusetts, Terry L. (Rebecca) Beach of East Peoria and Russell J. Beach of Branson, Missouri; six grandchildren, Terry L. Beach, Jr., Andrew C. Beach, Adeline E. Beach, Nicole Moews, Garet Wade and Michael Magelinski, III and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Joe (Helen) Beach, Sr. of Pekin.

Marilee was a former member and president of the Parent Teachers Association at Parkview School in Creve Coeur. Marilee was a past president and director for the Illinois PTA of District 7. She was a former election judge in Tazewell County. Marilee also served as past president the Women of the Church of God. She worked as a printer for the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria for 10 years. She also worked for the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin, retiring in 1979.

Marilee was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creve Coeur. She served her church as secretary for many years and also assisted her husband as custodian too.

Her private funeral will be Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor Dwight Winnett will officiate. Burial will follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 604 Groveland, Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

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