Cleola Mullins Beardsley

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Cleola Mullins Beardsley went to her heavenly reward after a long and productive life on November 5, 2013. Born on June 16, 1921, in Rocky, Oklahoma, to Claude and Ethel Mullins and raised on a farm in Burns Flat,  Oklahoma, she was the surviving member of a family of five children. She received a B.S. degree in education from Southwestern State College in Weatherford and used it to educate many students in Burns Flat and  Western Oaks Elementary School in Putnam City ISD. She married John Beardsley on July 5, 1942. From that union they had three children: Linda Hall (Jim), Rolly Beardsley, and Jeff Beardsley (Karrie).  She is survived by  her chilofdren; grandchildren; sister-inlaw, Wanda Mullins; brotherin- law, George Beardsley; and many nieces and nephews. Her six grandchildren were the light of her life and then she was blessed to hold and love three  great grandchildren. She resided in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the time of her death having previously lived in Oklahoma City, Burns Flat, and Dallas, Texas. She was a life long member chilof  the Church of Christ where she  shared her gift of teaching to many young children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; one sister, Erma; and three brothers, Glenn, Dale,  and Jack Mullins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to EARCH, PO Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083. Services were held on Monday November 11, 2013, at 10:00 am at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, Oklahoma