Marion Beegle, 85, of Cullowhee went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, June 6, 2019. A native of Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Louise Williams. Marion was a member of Cullowhee Presbyterian Church, where she enjoyed working with the youth group and organizing mission trips for them.

She loved to sew, paint and do crafts but cherished her time with her family camping at Grandfather Mountain for the Highland Games. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dr. John Beegle, her daughter Manda Franklin and her brother Jack Williams.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Litchford (Robin) of Raleigh and John Beegle Jr. (Laurie) of Franklin, and a daughter, Jan Beegle of Sylva.

Fifteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren also survive.

A Celebration of Marion’s life was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church of Sylva. The family received friends at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cullowhee Fire Department, PO Box 2470, Cullowhee, NC 28723, or to ARF of Jackson County, 463 Airport Road, Sylva, NC 28779.

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