|Lillian Dorothy Beattie|
|March 31, 1929 - December 31, 2011|
|Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Wednesday January 04, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:30am Thursday January 05, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge|
|Interment: , at Zion Cemetery, Taylor Ridge |
|Lillian Dorothy Beattie, 82, of Andalusia passed away Saturday December 31, 2011 at Trinity, Rock Island.|
Funeral services will be 10:30am Thursday January 5, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Taylor Ridge. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Dorcas Society or Andalusia volunteer Ambulance.
Dorothy was born on March 31, 1929 in Rock Island, the daughter of August and Bertha (Umlandt) Wilkens. She married Richard Beattie.
Mrs. Beattie had been employed at Jaydon, Rock Island for 30 years before retiring in 1989.
Dorothy was a graduate of Rock Island High School. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Society at the church.
Dorothy loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a 11 year breast cancer survivor.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Daniel (Deborah) Beattie, New Windsor, Barbara (Russell) Hays, Rock Island, Nancy Haynes (Tom Ragan), Reynolds, Ruth Ann Rennison, Andalusia, Richard Beattie, Andalusia; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Walter Wilkens, Hope, Alaska, Donald (Lois) Wilkens, Illinois City, Wayne (Jean) Wilkens, Port Richey, FL, William (Marjorie) Wilkens, Taylor Ridge, Blanche Edens, Pine River, MN, Shirley (Dennis) Miller, Milan, Anita McClure, Lynchburg, MO; sister in law, Sharon Wilkens, New Boston; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; great grandson, Roger Beattie; sisters, Mary Lou Wilkens, Mildred Dryoel, Betty Hinderbrand; and a brother, Kenneth Wilkens.
Dan & Deb,
My heart and smpathy go out to you at this most difficult time.
I love you both.
-- Pat McCaw
More than a Sister-in-Law, More like a Big sister, always accepting, loving, and not judging. Her faith was unshakeable. I loved her dearly.
-- Sandy Barr
Saddened for you all. Aunt Dorothy was a sweet, kind lady and I know you all will miss her greatly. Blessings to all of you.
-- Patrick McClure
Ruth Ann and Nancy;
You and all the members of your family are in our thoughts and prayers as we extend our sympathy.
-- Martin and Pat Conway
Love and prayers to everyone. I loved your mother as if she were mine. She always made myself and my family feel welcome and loved. I will miss her more than I can say. Love to all
-- Lauren Peugh
Ruth Ann, Brandon & Jennifer: I remember your mother and grandmother as a very pretty (those eyes) and very nice woman. Please let God and your memories of her comfort you in this time of giref. Love you all.
-- Darlos Stroud
I will miss Dorothy very much. I haven't seen her in a number of years, but I think of her often. I remember how good she was with my father-in-law, Delmar McCreight, and she was like a mother-in-law to me. She was a very special lady.
-- Peg Watson