Angilee Beery, 79

Angilee Miller Beery, age 79, of North Manchester, died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, following a recent diagnosis of advanced gastric cancer.

Angilee was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Middlebury, and lived in North Manchester since 1965. She graduated from Manchester College in 1963 with a degree in Elementary Education and later earned a Master of Science degree in Education from Saint Francis College. Angilee taught elementary school in Manchester Community Schools for 41 years, retiring in 2009.

After retirement, she continued to work part-time as a dining room hostess at Timbercrest Retirement Community, where she was beloved by residents and staff. She also volunteered for several years in an elementary classroom supporting students with math and reading. A voracious reader herself, she was a member of several local book groups.

A long-time member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, Angilee led Sunday School and volunteered on numerous committees. She served on the board of the Manchester Early Learning Center and was invested in its success.

An avid and talented quilter, Angilee was a member of the quilt clubs Creative Threaders and Sew Much Fun, and she looked forward to Camp Mack Quilt Retreats for sewing and fellowship. During the pandemic, she sewed hundreds of masks for family, friends, schools, and other organizations. Recently, she bought sewing supplies for a widows’ group in Malawi, Africa.

Angilee was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Harold W. Miller, and by her mother, Louise Reed Miller. She is survived by her brother Kenneth Miller (Zelba) of Chesterton, her husband, Leland Beery of North Manchester, son Robin Beery (Sonya Yoder-Beery) of Indianapolis, son Gary Beery (Angela Rogers) of Palo Alto, CA, daughter Alyson Beery (Neil Westendorf) of Leadville, CO, and grandchildren Ruth and Hazel, Margaret and Caroline, and Sylas and Camilla. She leaves behind many beloved relatives, friends, and former students who will miss her generosity, energy, passion for learning, and love of life.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at Manchester Church of the Brethren.

The family of Angilee Beery has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Manchester Early Learning Center, 705 N. Market Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. She would have also loved for you to enjoy coffee with a friend at KenapocoMocha in her honor.

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Posted on 2021 Aug 24