Wendell Francis Beeler, 92, of Caneyville, passed away Oct. 29, 2018 at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Mr. Beeler was born May 16, 1926 in Spring Lick, the son of Charles Henderson Beeler and Jessie Kyle Green Beeler. He was a self-employed dairy farmer, a veteran of the US Navy and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leitchfield.

Mr. Beeler is fondly remembered for his smile, sense of humor, and his incredible work ethic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou, on Dec. 5, 2012. They were united in marriage on Nov. 20, 1954 and raised six children: Warren (DeeDee) Beeler and Charlie (Becky) Beeler, both of Caneyville, Cindy (Jim) Cornell, of Murray, Ginger (David) Key, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Terri (Denny) Fentress, of Leitchfield, and Chris (Rhonda) Beeler, of Shepherdsville. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucy Dennison, of Frederick, Maryland; and two of the most loving caregivers, Brenda Linder and Doris Brown.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Beeler was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Beeler, in 2002, and two sisters, Genevieve Crawford and Magdalene McClimon.

Visitation for Mr. Beeler was held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Caneyville Memorial Chapel, 201 E. Maple St. in Caneyville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leitchfield with Fr. Tony Bickett officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Layman Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to “The Emily Beeler Scholarship Fund” in care of the Sacramento Deposit Bank, PO Box 220, Caneyville, KY 42721-0220.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is honored and privileged to have been entrusted with the care of Mr. Beeler. To offer online condolences, please go to www.caneyvillememorial.com.