Dorothy M. Beattie

Dorothy M. Beattie

Dorothy passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

She was born October 30, 1922 in Ironton, OH to William and Catherine (VanHaften) DeHaven. Dorothy was a 1940 Plainwell High School graduate and had worked for her parents at DeHaven Soda Shop in Plainwell until the mid 1940’s. There she met Louis Beattie and on June 3, 1944 they were married in Plainwell. Together they owned and operated Beattie’s Flowers & Gifts in Otsego until the mid 1950’s. She had also worked at Dick’s Grocery and then at Otsego Party Store until her retirement. In her spare time Dorothy enjoyed golfing.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Stedman of NC and Ron (Debra) Beattie of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Kenneth, David and Jessica Beattie and Stephanie (Jim) Fraser; 2 great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Elaina; and her sister, Betty Stewart of Gulliver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Kathleen Nay and Nancy Thompson.

Friends may visit with Dorothy’s family from 5-8 P.M. on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Cremation will follow.

A private family burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Life Care Center of Plainwell’s Activities Fund.

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  1. Star Warning says:

    We all loved Dorothy, she was always so sweet. I have a lot of fond memories from shopping at Dick’s store when I was a child and Dorothy is one of them. Dorothy was always so genuine and always had a kind word and a smile. She will be missed.

  2. Kathi Fuss says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dorothy was such a nice person! I always enjoyed visiting with her!

  3. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    So very sorry, loved her smile, Dorothy was always so friendly. Prayers, and God bless you all!

  4. Jess Beattie says:

    You will be missed by so many Grandma… Always smiling, laughing, and happy to see all of us grandkids. I feel blessed to have called you family. I’ll miss everything about you. I wish I could see the smile on your face when you get to walk hand in hand with Grandpa Louie in Heaven. I know how much you have missed him. Until we meet again Gram… Give Grandpa hell for me. Love you!

  5. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Ron, Deb, Ken, Dave, Jess and families: We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Dorothy was such a sweet woman and always had a smile every time I saw her. Thinking of all of you.

  6. Melissa Brower says:

    I just want to let you know that I am praying for your family during this time of loss. May God give you comfort and peace knowing you will see her again one day!

  7. John and Donna Howe says:

    Louie and Dorothy were such a great couple. Our condolences to the family on Dorothy’s passing. Ron, we especially remember you from Cub Scouts, and your parents were at all our events.

  8. Emily Mills says:

    Ron and family. I’m sad to hear about Dort’s passing. Your mom was very special. I loved working with her at Dick’s and will always treasure the sound of her laugh and how much she loved you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss but you know she is swinging those clubs in Heaven

  9. Donna (Osborn) Ingraham says:

    Dorothy was mom’s roommate at Life Care. We learned that they had been friends from High School. She always had a smile and enjoyed going outside with mom. They loved setting out by the pond out back and listening to the bull frog. It was also fun to watch Dorothy’s face light up when we would swing together in the court yard. She loved to talk of a little dog she use to have, and looking at pictures of her grandkids. Our prayers go out to her family.
    Donna (Osborn) Ingraham

  10. Dene Hadden says:

    Sandy, Sorry to read this in the Kalamazoo Gazette. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Dene Hadden

  11. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Sandy, so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. We both remember her from Dick’s and she was always smiling and very friendly. May your memories of her help you through this difficult time!

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