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Mary Ellen Beatty

January 24th, 1933 – March 3rd, 2018

Mary Ellen Beatty, age 85 of Cuba, IL, passed away at 3:40 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba, IL. She was born on January 24, 1933 in Schuyler County, IL, the daughter of Russell and Ruth (Leonard) Marquis. She married Carroll Beatty on August 12, 1960 in Rushville, IL. They had 57 good years together and he survives.

Also surviving are her two children, Ruth Ann (and Andy) Schoof of Cuba, IL and Mark (and Jenny) Beatty of Lewistown, IL, four grandchildren; Austen (and Brittany) Schoof, Zach Zimmerman, Zoe Zimmerman, and Noah Beatty, , one sister Joann Stone of Mesa, AZ, and two brothers, Robert Marquis and Larry (and Sandy) Marquis, both of Rushville, IL.

Mary Ellen is also survived by her beloved cat, Sophie. She so loved her fur babies.

She worked at the Clayberg Nursing Home as a housekeeper, retiring in 1995 so she could enjoy her grandchildren, gardening, and camping with her husband and good friends.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in the Cuba Cemetery. Kevin Stoneking will officiate. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be given in Mary Ellen's memory to the Clayberg Nursing Home.


March 5th, 2018

Mary Ellen was such a sweet lady who always had a smile for me. Hugs and prayers for you all. Karen Hahn, Nick, Kory, Seth, Kade and Dalton Stancil

March 5th, 2018

She will forever remain in my heart, my birthday buddy. Prayers and thoughts for her family. Joanne Foster

March 5th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Mom enjoyed talking withe her. Lori, Ebby, Shaun, and Whitney Murphy

March 5th, 2018

So sorry for your loss,I'm sure you all will miss her dearly. Larry and Sherry Mason

March 6th, 2018

Carroll--We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and the mother of your two wonderful children. Sending our prayers to all! Ross and Jeanie Williams

March 7th, 2018

Ruth Ann and family, Thinking of you and yours during this difficult time. Your Mom was a sweet lady. Sending you a hug. Sincerely, Holly Thum