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Dorothy M. Beattie

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On October 26, 2015 @ 12:32 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments


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.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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Condolence from Star Warning on October 26th, 2015 5:18 pm

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.

Condolence from Kathi Fuss on October 26th, 2015 6:18 pm

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

Condolence from Tammy Thompson-Drake on October 26th, 2015 7:05 pm

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

Condolence from Jess Beattie on October 26th, 2015 8:54 pm

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!

Condolence from Lee and Diane Boysen on October 27th, 2015 12:21 am

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.

Condolence from Melissa Brower on October 27th, 2015 8:58 am

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!

Condolence from John and Donna Howe on October 27th, 2015 4:48 pm

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.

Condolence from Emily Mills on October 27th, 2015 7:57 pm

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

Condolence from Donna (Osborn) Ingraham on October 27th, 2015 9:49 pm

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

Condolence from Dene Hadden on November 1st, 2015 11:23 am

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

Dene Hadden

Condolence from Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut on November 6th, 2015 1:00 pm

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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