The Mayor of South Roxana has died. Kenneth "Kenny" Beasley passed away at Alton Memorial Hospital on Sunday following ongoing medical problems. Beasley served as mayor of the small village the past 16 years.
In a release from South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles, Beasley also served in the past as building inspector, auxiliary police officer and board member of the South Roxana Fire Protection District. Coles said the mayor could also be seen around the village donating his time through manual labor including pouring concrete or filling potholes. Funeral arrangements for Mayor Beasley are pending.