Christina Beesley Crothers ’02

Christina Beesley Crothers, age 42, of Chillicothe passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Christy was born on June 27, 1980, in Lexington, Kentucky, to John and Valinda (Robertson) Beelsey.

She married Robert Crothers on September 13, 2008, in Peoria.

Surviving are her husband, Rob; her children, Evie, Wesley and Mac Crothers; her parents, John and Valinda of Chillicothe; her brother, Joseph (Sahithi) Beesley of Dallas, TX; and her nephew, Rowan Beesley.

Christy graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina and then went on to Arcadia University in Boston, MA, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree. Christy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe. She loved traveling, but most of all, she loved her family. She loved being a mom to her kids and being active in their lives.

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with visitation held one hour prior the service. The Rev. Ron Martz will be officiating. A celebration of life benefit is scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2022, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Peoria Casting Club in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the family for their kid’s education. Online condolences may be made through

Harwood Curry, Jr. ’02

Harwood Curry, Jr. '02Peter Harwood Curry, Jr. 37, departed peacefully in the company of his family and friends on October 7, 2016. He was born June 3rd, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1998.

A graduate of Davidson College, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and majored in his life’s passion-philosophy. Following his graduation from Davidson College, he taught English in Qingdao, China and then returned home to Nashville to begin a small business career.

A unique individual in every sense of the word, he had an endless wealth of humor, intellectual curiosity, imagination, and generosity. He embraced all the opportunities that life afforded to him. He fought cancer for seven years with all his heart and spirit, giving his family and friends more time than anyone thought possible.

Through it all, he never lost his sense of optimism or his wit. His concern at all times was the well-being and comfort of others, especially those he loved the most.

He is survived by his husband of five years Zachary Adams Mayo (Zac); parents, Patsy and Peter Curry; sister, Page and brother-in-law Kipp Kranbuhl; parents-in-law, Lisa and Mark Mayo; sisters-in-law, Carmen Smith (Drew) and Rachel Ellen (Hunter); and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Emily Chan and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to support the Peter Harwood Curry Jr. Colon Cancer Research Fund at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Checks can be made out to the University of Illinois Foundation, add “Curry” in memo line, and send to: University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 302, Chicago IL, 60608. Attn. Stephanie Carani.

Visitation with the family will be held 4:00-6:00 PM Friday October 14, 2016 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike Nashville, Tennessee, 37205. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. George’s Episcopal Church.