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Gathering of Family and Friends

Midwest Old Thresher
Monday June 22nd, 2020

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Celebration of Life

Midwest Old Thresher
Monday June 22nd, 2020

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Robert Beatty

Robert L. Beatty, 90, of Mt. Pleasant, IA died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 22, 2020 at the pavilion east of the Old Threshers Grandstand in Mt. Pleasant. Two hours prior to the Celebration of Life, the Family will receive friends from 9:00-11:00 AM, at the pavilion. Burial will follow at the Forest Home cemetery. A Memorial Fund has been established for the First United Methodist Church and Hillcrest Family Services.

Robert Lakin Beatty was born at his home in Wayne Township near Olds, IA, February 24, 1930, to Perry and Clara (Burk) Beatty.  He graduated from the Olds High School in 1948. While living and working in Brooklyn, Iowa he met the new schoolteacher. Robert was united in marriage to Rachel Shelton on June 24, 1956 at the Clio United Methodist Church. He was employed with Block & Kuhl in Rock Island selling flooring and Davidson’s in Des Moines. He worked for McGinnis Funeral Home in Davenport and Bettendorf. Robert later owned and operated with wife Rachel, funeral homes in Salem, Wayland, Burlington, and Mt. Pleasant for many years. He was on the Westwood city council, a former member of Kiwanis, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Robert and his family were active in the Mt. Pleasant community.

Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years Rachel of Mt. Pleasant, children Mark (Susan) Beatty of Washington, Lori (Steve) Petros of Willow, AK, grandchildren; Samantha Fye, Ashley (Calvin) Graybill, Alaina Beatty, and Alijah Beatty.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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I have known Bob & Rachael for more than 50 years. When I became Sr. Pastor at Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church Bob & Rachael were already active members of that Church. Through the years I was in Mt Pleasant I conducted many funeral services with their funeral home. Following his death Mary Ann told me that he had been in a care facility for a year or more, and because of COVID 19 Rachael was not able to visit with him these past months. How tragic this s in the bereavement process. Sympathy to the entire family

Robert Robinson Jun 21 2020 12:00 AM

Mark... Prayers for you and your family. The Schultz family

George Schultz Jun 20 2020 12:00 AM

I feel like I've known Bob all my life. I remember when he had a furniture store in Salem. He always had a smile. I'm sorry sorry for your loss, Rachel, especially at this crazy virus time.

Donna Gardner Jun 19 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy and love to the Beatty FamilyWe all understand the difficult time this is and that not being permitted to be with him at the makes it even more sad.Meg, Nick, Jan, Gary and Tom

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM