Donna Jane Beasley

May 26, 1949 - June15, 2017

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   Donna Jane Beasley, 68, of Bloomington, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family after a short fight against Cancer.

   She was born May 26th, 1949 in Waukegan, Illinois to Herman M. Henke and Margaret I. (Haag) Henke of Zion, Illinois, where she graduated from Zion - Benton Township High School in 1967. She graduated from Victor Comptometer School and soon after, met Kedrick L. Beasley of Bloomington. They moved to Bloomington in 1969 and were married on September 1, 1973. Donna took time off work to stay home and raise her three children before returning to Ivy Tech and then to work for Indiana University. Donna worked at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and the Indiana Resource Center for Autism for over 30 years, retiring three years ago.

   Donna truly was the most selfless and giving person with a soul as beautiful as her and an unforgettable radiant smile. To know and love Donna Beasley was the greatest gift.

   Donna loved her family and traveling. She was fortunate to see the beauty of most of this country’s national parks with her family. She continued to travel after retirement with her husband.

   She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 44 years, Kedrick L. Beasley, her three children Kyle Beasley of Louisville, KY, Erika Tangerman, her husband Jim Tangerman, and daughter Caedence Tangerman of Augusta, GA, and Jennifer Mendonca, her husband Justin Mendonca and their daughter Madison Mendonca of Bloomington, IN; her brother Paul Haag Henke; sister-in-law Bernice Henke and her daughter Barbara Henke; niece Kristen Unger; and sister-in-law Starleen Worley and her children Tony Worley and Shannon Ritter Sturgis and her many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Herman Malcom Henke and Margaret Isabelle (Haag) Henke, brother Herman Bud Henke, and brother-in-law Scott Worley.

   In honoring Donna’s wishes, no funeral service will take place. In her last selfless request, Donna wanted her friends and family to celebrate her life.

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So sorry to hear about this. Life is so short. God has a new angel.

   Janet Lankford Isom

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