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Sophia Beadle

December 9, 1936 — January 6, 2024

Battle Creek

Sophia Beadle

 

 

Sophia G. Beadle passed away peacefully January 6, 2024 at the age of 87. Sophia was born December 9, 1936 to the late Gust & Mary (Geovanes) Metes. A lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Sophia graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1955. Prior to her marriage Sophia worked at Calhoun Federal Savings and Loan, she married Gerald (Jerry) Beadle December 28th, 1957 and they were married for 55 years until his passing in 2012. While Jerry served in the U.S. Army they lived briefly in Waynesville, Missouri before returning to Battle Creek. Sophia’s life was all about being a dedicated and reliable wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was active in all of her children's school activities and worked the hot lunch program for many years. Sophia was a lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority where she developed invaluable friendships that she maintained for the entirety of her life. Her favorite times were hosting get-togethers for family and celebrating the holidays surrounded by the people she loved. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida. She always appreciated being outside and staying active, she played golf in a league at Maple Hills Golf Course, having a hole-in-one in 2005. She enjoyed reading, working in her flower garden, Arts & Crafts, and attending her grandchildren’s school events. Being active in her community was important to Sophia, loyally attending Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for many years and working at the Lakeview site food pantry among other volunteer work. She is survived by her Sister-in-law Yvonne Metes, children Kathy L. Gardner, Kerri (Gary) Nephew, Ted G. Beadle. Grandchildren Ashley L. Gardner, Heather (Matt) Weaver, Joshua (Leah) Nephew, Sydney (Emily) Nephew - Fuller, Great-grandchild Keira Nephew, Cousin Andrea Esch, three nieces. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Charles and Catherine Paganini, son-in-law Ron Gardner, brother Tom G. Metes, and husband Jerry Beadle. A visitation will be held at 11 A.M Thursday January 11th at Memorial Park cemetery chapel with a funeral service to follow starting at noon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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