Class of 1963
1963 Maroon Spotlight
English Assembly ’60-’61, Junior Play ’61-’62, F.F.A. ’60-’63, Library Staff ’61-’62.
Ronald Lee Beakey
October 30, 1945 – January 8, 1964
Ronald Lee Beakey, 18, died of injuries received in an automobile crash 3.9 miles north of Perry on U.S. highway 77.
Beakey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Beakey of 501 Noble. He was born Oct. 30, 1945, in McLearnsboro, Ill.
A 1963 graduate of Perry high school, he was employed by his father, who operates a tank truck service. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
At Perry high school he took part in the junior and senior plays and assembly programs, and was a member of the Future Farmers of America four years.
Survivors other than his parents of the home are two brothers, Lt. Dan J. Beakey, Fort Riley, Kan.; and Ted F. Beakey, Portland, Ore; a sister, Becky, of the home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Connelly, Shelbyville, Ill.