She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 30 years.
Born in Howell, Michigan to Morris Sheridan Drew and Freda Ryckman on May 20, 1926, Rosalie is survived by her husband, Robert John Beasley, former manager of Big Star, Dahlonega’s first major supermarket.
Her Yarn and Craft Store on the Square was known in the community as “Rosie’s Yarn Basket.” In addition she was in the Hospital Auxiliary for 18 years, where she served as President and District Leader and operated the Dahlonega Hospital Gift Shop.
She is survived by sons, Gary Beasley and daughter-in-law Paulette, South Lyon, Mich. and Jeffrey Beasley, Amarillo, Texas; daughters Gail O’Connor and son-in-law Wilbur, and Nancy Beasley of Dahlonega. There are six grandchildren, Mark, Sheryl, Laura, Samantha, Tessa, and Matthew; and six great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Melanie, Allison, McKenna, Travis, and Rayna.
She is preceded in death by brothers Warren Douglas Drew, Morris Stanley Drew, Richard Marlow Drew, and James Michael Drew. Three sisters survive, Marilyn Carver of St. Augustine Fla., Elaine Ulrich of Lewisville, Texas, and Judy Michaels of Dahlonega.
A Memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Rob Bruce will officiate.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.