William Elden Beasley

August 22, 1916 - November 24, 2009

William Elden Beasley, age 93, of McKinney, Texas, passed away November 24, 2009, in McKinney. William was born August 22, 1916 in Kansas City, Kansas, to William Anthony and Anna Katherine (Hausler) Beasley. He married Lola Kibbee on March 27, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. William retired in 1980 after forty-three years with Braniff International Airways, where he was Staff Vice President for Communications. He was active in Navy MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) and amateur radio. William was a member of the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lola Beasley of McKinney, Texas; sons, William Harold Beasley and wife, Carolyn of Norman, Oklahoma and Robert Anthony Beasley of Fayetteville, Georgia; grandchildren, Wendy Nelson and Allyson Beasley; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Beasley. Burial will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas at a later date.

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Robert, I know this is a tough, tough time. My deepest sympathy to you and family. May The Lord provide you strength and peace in the coming weeks and months. Terry W Murphy, December 16, 2009 I was sorry to learn of your loss. God bless you. Charm M Cameron, December 4, 2009 Robert - I am so sorry about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Frank Frank Taylor, November 30, 2009 Robert, We are very sorry for the lost of your dad. It is very difficult to loose a parent, but with friends and time, I hope that difficulty will become easier. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Barry (NWS-Atlanta) Barry and Glenda Gooden, November 29, 2009 I worked at Braniff as a radio operator from 1942 for about 10 years. I worked with and trained under Eldon, (EB). I was stationed at Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and Chicago while at Braniff. Both Eldon and Lola were very warm and outgoing people and they both have, and always will, occupy a very special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to Lola and the family on their great loss Charles P. Stanton, November 29, 2009 My prayers ae with the family during this special time. I know Bill thought the world of Lola and the children. The world will certainly miss his presence. Charles "Chuck" Webb, November 29, 2009 My heart felt condolences during this sad time. No matter how grown the children are, it is still devastating to lose a dad. Michael Thomas Leary, November 28, 2009 On behalf of the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, I extend my sympathies to the family. Robert spoke often and fondly of his father and mother, visiting them in Texas any chance he could get. We came to know Mr. Beasley through Robert and we know how special he was (and will always be) to his family and friends. All will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lans Rothfusz, November 28, 2009 Robert, You have my deepest sympathy. Judith Stokes Bradberry, November 28, 2009 We extend our sympathies to the family. Bill was such a great friend and neighbor. He will be missed very much. John, Jill, and Mary Nugent William Elden Beasley, November 26, 2009