She was born June 25, 1934, in Plymouth, England, the daughter of Francis and Kathleen Short Phillips.
Her childhood was unique in that Plymouth was one of many cities that was bombed so many times during World War II. Her father was sponsored by an American soldier to come to the U.S. following the war.
He worked in the Jasonville area and saved money for the family to all reunite in America.
In 1954, Beryl came to Jasonville and after being here only a few days, she met Robert L. Schlegel, a young man from Clay City. They were united in marriage June 25, 1955.
Beryl was a stay-at-home mom while her children were young. After they were on their way in grade school, she began working part-time as a secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance. The position soon went to full-time and she enjoyed working in that position for 27 years, retiring in 1991.
Beryl was a member of the Red Hat Society and was an avid bowler for more than 40 years. She enjoyed playing card games, especially euchre and bunco.
She was a loyal friend to many and was the center of the family.
Survivors include her husband Robert "Bob" Schlegel, Carbon, son Tony Schlegel (Sabrina), Carbon, daughter Gail Schlegel, Mt. Carmel, Ill., grandchildren Brittany Schlegel and Cody Schlegel, siblings Jean (Bill) Lambermont, Brazil, Terry (Shirley) Phillips, Virginia, Garth Phillips, Nevada, Pam Keller, Jasonville, Kay (Richard) McDonald, Carbon, her in-laws Arthur (Hope) Schlegel, Plainfield, many nieces, nephews and extended family, and her long-time, special friend, Dixie Shorter, Brazil.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her parent-in-laws Orville and Mary Schlegel, brother-in-laws Jerry Schlegel and Pete Keller, and Carol Phillips.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5-9 p.m., and again Wednesday, prior to services.
Donations in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.