Edward Beatty

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Edward C. Beatty, 50, of Clinton, Md., formerly of Marble Hill, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill.

He was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Gideon, Mo., son of Floyd Junior and Virginia May Boyet Beatty. He and Susan Marie Vandeven were married May 5, 1973.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving from 1975 to 1994.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jeff Beatty of Energy, Ill., Scott Beatty of Hampton, Va., Joe Beatty of Clinton; a daughter, Cheryl Beatty of Clinton; a brother, Paul Beatty of Jackson; a sister, Patricia Beel of Marble Hill; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo., with the Rev. Bill Huggins officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery.