Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Mary Elouise (Beckman) Veigl, 87, began her heavenly journey on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Red Bud Care Center in Red Bud, Illinois.  She was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and was raised in Cullman, Alabama. She met and married the love of her life there, Emil (Sonny) James Veigl Jr on Valentine’s Day, 1955.  She lived most of her life in different cities in Ohio, eventually settling in Wooster for close to 55 years.  Her and Emil (Sonny) loved to plant large gardens, resulting in an abundance of fruits of the earth, and many blue, red, and yellow ribbons from the Wayne County Fair.  They loved to go camping and fish together, along with their children.  She was a homemaker and loved to can, crochet, sew, read, and work outside with her flowers, grapes, apple and peach trees.  Mrs. Veigl was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster and St. Clare of Assisi in O’Fallon, Illinois.  For the final three years of her life, Mrs. Veigl received loving care at Red Bud Care Center, Red Bud, Illinois.  A heartfelt thank you to the Nurses and CNAs who provided the care, comfort, compassion, and love to her during her final years and especially during her final days.

Mrs.Veigl is survived by her children:  Teresa JoAnn Veigl Shaffer of Marion, James Dale Veigl (Debra) of West Salem, and Patricia Darlene Veigl Accomando (Frank) of Centralia, Illinois.

8 grandchildren: JoBina McCabe (Neil Martin), Keith Badger Jr, Joseph Badger (Lillie Clark), Eric Veigl, Ryan Veigl, Christoper Veigl, Troy Veigl, and Derek Hobby; 3 step-grandchildren: Brittany Accomando Stallings (Laura), Lindsey Accomando Irons (Richard), and Nicholas Accomando (Cassidy); 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 3 step-great-great grandchildren.

3 sisters: Mahaley Lake of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, Dianne Bottoms of Anniston, Alabama and Patricia Kent (Lyrie Joe) of Cullman, Alabama; 2 brothers: Virgle Beckman of Highland Home, Alabama, and Kenneth Beckmann (Linda) of Cullman, Alabama.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Joseph Johnnie and Creacy Gable Beckmann; her husband, Emil James Veigl Jr.; her daughter Barbara Annette Veigl, and 14 brothers and sisters.

Friends will be received Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10 – 11 a.m. at McIntire, Bradham, & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  A Service of Christian Burial will be celebrated beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Fr. Richard Samide as celebrant.  Burial will be in New Pittsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Judes Children Research Hospital at

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Mary Veigl was my special friend whom I met when her husband passed. Mary moved to Il. to be near her daughter and
    husband, Patricia and Frank Accomando. With Patricia’s help I kept in touch with Mary during the final 3 years of her life.
    Mary was a kind and loving woman who loved her Church and family.

  2. Mary was my neighbor in Wooster. She was always kind and loved to bring her sweet dog over for my kids to pet. I remember as being a warm and loving soul. I missed her when she moved and miss her now.

  3. Loved my aunt Elouise.. so many fond memories of her visits to Alabama.. and those big Beckman hugs .. till we meet again. To her children .. stay strong hold on to your memories May God be with you. He will see you thtough

  4. Thinking of Patricia & family in thoughts & prayer. Sending sincere sympathy & condolences to you & your family.
    Donna & Allen Wooters💞🙏


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