Larry M. "Butch" Beal
Larry M. "Butch" Beal, 66, of Lockport and formerly 
of Mt. Vernon, died 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2004, at Joliet 
Area Hospice Home in Joliet. 

He was owner/operator of Midway Enterprise in Hinsdale, 
retiring in 1996. 

Mr. Beal was born March 19, 1938, in Jefferson County to Thurston 
and Edna Fern (Fields) Beal. He married Edna (Higgins) Beal. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. DeWayne Heil will officiate. Burial will 
follow at East Salem Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Friends 
may call from noon Monday until the funeral hour at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Beal is survived by his wife, Edna Beal of Lockport; daughters 
Robin Parker and husband Dave of Lockport, Connie Beal of Lockport, 
Vickie Burnett and husband Charles of Barlow, Ky., and Jane Stepanek 
and husband John of Channahon; grandchildren Nicholas Sprinkle, Natalie 
Burnett, Jessica Stepanek, Zachary Stepanek and Sarah Stepanek; a sister, 
Darlene Mauer and husband Gene of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Darrel “Bert” 
Beal and an infant brother. 

Mr. Beal was a member of Bensenville Moose Lodge. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Hospice or 
East Salem Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be 
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, 
where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Date: 17 Oct 2004  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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