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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First United Methodist Church
309 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
Hillcrest Family Services
2005 Asbury Road, Dubuque IA 52001