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Perry Alexander Beal, Age: 63
Mar 27, 1960 - Nov 15, 2023

Perry Alexander Beal, 63, died at KU Medical Center on November 15 surrounded by his family.  He leaves behind his wife Jeannine Beal (née Chalfant); his sons Alexander Beal (Sarah Yurgealitis) and Jackson Beal (Miranda Luster) of Denver, Colorado; and his daughter Jillian Beal. He also leaves behind his mother Melinda Beal (née Lewi); his brother Christopher Beal (Tim Van Zandt); his sister Elizabeth Kissick (Mark) and his nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Beal.


Perry was born in Kansas City and as a proud Kansas Citian, he spent his entire life there.  He worked in several different industries, including marketing, advertising – and in the dog treat industry, well suited by his devotion for animals. That devotion was equally matched by his love for music, leading him to jump at the opportunity to work as Sales Director for the family’s radio station, KFEZ.


Perry graduated from the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Perry was involved with many different community organizations over the years including: KC Rotary Club, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and the Volunteer Center of Johnson County.


He developed a fondness for music at a young age, which he cultivated by learning the drums – a hobby he enjoyed throughout his life.  Perry loved sports, especially the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs.  If you had any doubt about his allegiance to KU, just ask any of his friends who went to another school: especially if they attended MU or K-State.  He particularly loved making campfire stew under the stars, skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and throwing the football at the sandbar in Nantucket. All of his accomplishments and many passions paled in comparison to the true bliss he felt when sitting in the living room of his home spending quality time with his family and dogs.


Services will be held at Leawood United Methodist Church located at 2915 95th Street on Monday, November 20th  at 1pm. The  family requests no flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. , Leawood United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

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Services will be held at Leawood United Methodist Church located at 2915 95th Street on Monday, November 20th  at 1pm.

The family requests no flowers.

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Todd Seelman Nov 17, 2023

Colleague of Jackson Beal ,Denver ,Colorado

Dear Jackson. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Todd Seelman and all of us at the Lewis Brisbois firm.

Mary Shaun Bingham -Dindial Nov 17, 2023

Cousin ,Fort White ,Florida

To Perry s wife and family, to Aunt Linda, my cousin Chris and Betsy and their family's. My prayers are with u and that God will give u comfort in the good memories u made with Perry. Perry was an example for people to live their life to the fullest. May you rest in peace Perry. No more pain, no more worries. Love, Your cousin, Mary Shaun

Phyllis Shalet Carter Nov 17, 2023

Childhood Neighbor and s Classmates. ,Dallas ,Texas

The obituary was a beautiful tribute to Perry. My childhood house was one block away from The Beal household and I have very fond memories of playing kickball in the street and ding dong dashing. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in Peace Perry.

Jennifer Selfridge (Jones) Nov 17, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

What a loss for family, friends and community. I worked with Perry soon after college and we became great friends. Even though I hadn't seen him for years,I still remember his kindness, sense of humor and his tenacity. My prayers for the family

Lisa Everson Nov 17, 2023

Friend ,Harrisonville ,Missouri

He was a great man. He cared for his family so much. I was blessed to know Perry. I traveled with him when we worked on Fleming Foods together. Piggly Wiggly and IGA conventions. We stayed in touch through the years. Recently we had been planning his next business adventure. Prayers to his family. You were blessed to have him.

Megan Nelson Nov 17, 2023

Neighbor ,Raleigh ,North Carolina

Love you all! So many positive and happy memories being neighbors with Mr. Perry on Perry street :). So blessed to have you all as fun, caring, there for you neighbors. Perry was an amazing human and always made me smile :). Thinking of you all so much ❤️.

Bob Dennis Nov 19, 2023

Work colleague ,Leawood

Knew Perry early in his advertising/ marketing career, always enjoyed his company. Good guy, knew everybody and always professional and respectful to his workmates. Rock Chalk!

Tanya Palmer Nov 19, 2023

Work friends ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I worked with Perry at Light & Assoc. We sort of clung to each other because of the insanity there. My computer always autocorrected his name to “Perky”, so that was nickname for him. Perry had a gift for being able to relate to anyone from sophisticated business executives to a person with a blue collar job. I’ve never known anyone like that. I have very fond memories of our 15 months together. My true sympathies to his family. A good man Gone much too soon.

Alfred Stukenborg Nov 20, 2023

Blackford Alumi ,Memphis ,Tennessee

We will miss the good old days working with you at Blackford. God Bless and Safe Travels

Lance Plummer Nov 20, 2023

Frater ,Glendale ,Arizona

Always liked Perry and am stunned to hear we lost him. Sorry for your loss, he had a ready smile and an awesome disposition, bummer.

Al Hanna Nov 21, 2023

Former Teacher (band director) ,Stilwell ,Kansas

Perry was a student of mine at Shawnee Mission East. He truly enjoyed playing the drums in band. Sending prayers to all of his family.