Lawrence Beall

Lawrence Beall

CHAMPAIGN – Lawrence A. Beall, 68, of Champaign passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis.

A celebration of life visitation will be held at Hagi Funeral Home in Streator from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov 23.

Larry was born March 4, 1944, in Streator, the son of Thelma and Lawrence Beall.

He is survived by his three children, Brad (Heather) Beall of Cordova, Rebecca (Chris) Maupin of Charlotte, N.C., and Bryan (Monica) Beall of Chicago; four grandchildren; and his two brothers, Leslie Beall of Aurora and Gary (Judy) Beall of Deer Creek.

He was raised in Long Point and graduated from Woodland High School in 1962. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in agriculture economics and a master's degree in education in 1968.

Larry had careers in nursing home administration, financial planning and teaching. His interests included traveling, gardening and running. He visited 46 states and 20 countries and completed 10 marathons. He was an avid UI sports fan.