Marjorie May Beatty, 81, of Springfield died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT. She was born on May 11, 1934 in Springfield to Benjamin and Mollie Beck Kruger. She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Casson Beatty, on January 19, 1952 in Danville, IL. They were happily married for 53 years until Ronald passed away in 2005. Marjorie and Ronald had a wonderful life together and lived in several states including IL, MN, and FL as well as Valencia, Venezuela for several years with their five children. Despite her small stature, Marjorie was known for her fiery spirit and strong will. She was actively involved with her children’s education and served as president of the school PTA and den mother for scout troops. She was a wonderful homemaker but also enjoyed working as a school secretary and Spanish teacher at Holy Cross Lutheran School in Collinsville, IL in the 1980’s. Following that, she worked as a travel director for Mercantile Bank in St. Louis. She greatly enjoyed planning and organizing many trips all over the world for the senior account holders. Marjorie took pride in her organizational skills and attention to detail. She enjoyed embroidery work, jigsaw puzzles and working in her beautiful flower gardens. Throughout the years, she loved attending her children and grandchildren’s academic, sporting and music events. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Surviving are her four sons, Ronald (Julie) Beatty of Hillsboro, IL; Steven (Christine) Beatty of Chesterfield, MO; Brian Beatty of Tucson, AZ; Gregg Beatty (Raydene) of Mt. Vernon, IL; and one daughter, Laura (Kristopher) Pearson of Fairfield, CT. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Jaimy Voigts and thirteen grandsons, Ronald, Jeffrey, Christopher, Corey, Rian, Matthew, Dustin, and Neil Beatty; Daniel, Christian, Samuel, and Matthew Reynolds; and Brett Matter; four stepgrandchildren, Michael, Connor and Madeline Pearson; and Nicole Ownby; twelve great grandchildren, Genevieve and Henry Voigts; Tristan, Colin, Ronald, Lilli, Corinne, Helena, Seth, Josslyn, Mia, and Elijah Beatty; one stepgreat grandchild, Aiden Alvis; two sisters, Bonnie Boyce and Rose Matheis and one brother, Benjamin Kruger; many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Bonnie and Rose for their love and support during Marjorie’s illness as well as nephew, Michael Murrill, for his kind deeds. Also much appreciated is the love and support of close friend and neighbor, Pat Furry.
Visitation will be held from 10 am – 12 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with a service at 12 pm. Burial will immediately follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Humane Society.
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Humane Society
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