Terry Lynn Begley

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Terry Lynn Begley, 58, of Harwood, Mo., passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, in Springfield. She was born Sunday, Jan. 6, 1957, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Gale Edwin and Patsy Ruth (Miller) Coak. On June 12, 1984, she was united in marriage to Billy Joe Begley in San Jose, Calif.

Terry lived in Indiana and Arizona during her early life and for many years was involved in management in the family restaurant business. Her parents ran Coaks-Me-Inn in Camp Verde, Ariz., a restaurant with a spin on the family name as well as other restaurants through the years. More than 30 years ago, she and her husband moved to Missouri and once again she was involved in the restaurant business with the family owned Lee's Café in Schell City. She did work through the years with educational facilities for children with special needs. She also was active in sales with Home Interiors for a time. But her main priority was to care for her family. She and Bill raised a daughter and a son that both of them adored.

Terry was outgoing and friendly and seemed to never meet a stranger. In the last several years she received her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University, something of which she was so very proud. She loved arts and crafts, making jewelry, and scrapbooking.

Survivors include her husband, Billy, of the home in Harwood; daughter, Lena Lee Coak, also of the home; son, Kyle Allen Begley and Rebecca, of Belton; four brothers, Carl Coak, William Coak and Leda, Bryant Coak and Debra, and Jerry Coak and Robin, all of Arizona; one sister, Charlotte Hall, of El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren, William Bradley Begley, Kylie Jo Begley, Kayla Marie Martin, and Hailey Lynn Martin; and nieces, nephews, cousins, along with many other extended family members. Terry was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carol Maxwell.

Graveside services with interment were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City, Mo., with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Pallbearers were Chad Hall, Robert Baer, Joel Baer, Keatyn Wallace, Heath Scotten, and Paul Rickey. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the funeral home.

Mrs. Begley's arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, Mo.