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CARLA ANN FIEBELKORN BEATTY, 40, DIED OF CANCER Saturday, Dec 14, 2002, in her home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, by Pastor Mark Leckband. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Overton-Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home Vinton.

Carla Ann Fiebelkorn Beatty was born April 12, 1962, in Vinton. The daughter of Donald and Wilama Houtzager Fiebelkorn. She received her education in Shellsburg and graguated from Shellsburg High School in 1980. Carla then attended Hamilton Business College in Cedar rapids. Over the years Carla worked for the Iowa Braille School in Vinton and TLS and Square D in Cedar Rapids. More recently she had been employed at IPC, also in Cedar Rapids. On May 16, 1991. Carla married James Draker and they were later divorced. Carla married Mark Beatty on June 4, 2001, and they had made their home in Shellsburg.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shellsburg and was a former City Council member in Shellsburg.

Carla was preceded in death by her father, Donald Fiebelkorn; a brother, Craig Fiebelkorn; and a grandfather, Harold Fiebelkorn. Survivors include her husband, Mark; a son, Colton Draker; a daughter, Madison Draker, her parents, Wilma and Tom Busenbark of Shellsburg; a sister. Charlene Beatty of Urbana; grandparents Louie and Levina Houtzager and Edith Fiebelkorn, all of Shellsburg; two stepsons, Wesley and Brody Beatty; three stepdaughters, Brittany, Courtney and Kelsey Beatty, all of Vinton; two step sisters, Cindy (Ron) Shipley of Cedar Rapids and Staci (Chris) Wright of Sargeant Bluff: step grandparents John and Erma Busenbvark of Center Point: and two nephews, Kurtis and Kyle Beatty of Urbana.

Marilyn Kolsrud and Sheryl Mason Reynolds

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PR; May 29 1930
Railroad Man Dies Returning Home Heart Trouble Fatal to Daniel T Beatty, Monday Evening
Daniel T Beatty

Funeral services for Daniel T Beatty, age fifty-seven, were held Wednesday, May 28 at the Presbyterian church at 4 o'clock, the Rev W.T. Martin officiating. Mr. Beatty died from heart failure Monday, May 26 at 4 p.m., while returning home from his work. He was employed as a construction man by the Chicago, Rock Island railroad.

Mrs. Ed Hoepner sang two solos accompanied by Mrs. Charles Kent. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mr. Beatty was born Feb 6, 1873 at Luzerne, Iowa, and spent his early life on a farm, attending a rural school. He moved with his parents to Marengo in 1896 and spent the remainder of his life in and around Marengo, with the exception of four years, during which time he lived in Idaho. He was united in marriage to Carrie Alice Zahrt, June 15, 1902. To this union, two daughters were born, Mrs. Floyd Harl of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Richard Kephart of Marengo.

Mr. Beatty is survived by his wife, two daughters and four grand-children, also three brothers, Will of Plentywood, Mont, James R. of Shadron, Neb., and George of Blairstown; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Cader and Mrs. Annetta Stewart, both of Blairstown.

He possessed a benevolent spirit, was a kind husband and father and a good neighbor. His sterling quality of goodness and his desires to achieve the better things of life won for him a place of honor and esteem in the hearts of his many friends and relatives, who have been blessed by the influence of his life.

Submitted on 16-Apr-2009 by
Miriam Callaghan,

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Times; Sept. 6, 1985
Everette E. Beatty

Everette E Beatty, 79 died Thursday morning at St Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a long illness. He was a general manager of the Shellsburg Grain and Lumber Co. for 57 years. He was a member of the City Council for 20 years and the Benton County Board of Review for 17 years. He served on the Hawkeye Area Boy Scout council and was past master of the Benton City Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Opal; three sons, Dennis of Marion, Jerry of Indianola and Larry of Shellsburg; a daughter, Delight Eilering of Mount Prospect, Ill; two brothers, Earl of Shellsburg and Harold of Vinton; one sister, Grace, Dembo of South Bend, Ind; and eight grandchildren.

Services; 2:pm Sunday at Phillips' Vinton, with Masonic services held in conjunction with the funeral services. Burial; Oakwood Cemetery....

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long and Marlyn Kolsrud
Birth: Apr. 29, 1906
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1985
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

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VINTON- Harriett Margaret Beatty, 97 died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at the Hiawatha Care Center following an extended illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct 31, 2009 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St., in Vinton with Rev. Ronald Sumption officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton... Harriett was born Jan. 12, 1912 in Cedar Rapids to Myron and Margaret (Hall) Lubbock. She graduated from Shellsburg High School and the University of Iowa with a degree in Home Economics. She married Harold Beatty on April 13, 1935 in Davenport. The couple farmed in the Vinton area for sicty years. Harold preceded her in death on April 24, 1995.

Harriett was a member of the Vinton Women’s Club, the Vinton Presbyterian Church and church circle. Harrison School club, Harmony club and she was a Benton County 4-H Leader for ten years.

She is survived by her children, Carole (Richard) Swanson, of Cedar Rapids, Garth (Pat) Beatty of Vinton, Janet (Jim) Thompson of Decorah; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Lewis, John, Robert, Russell, and Lawrence; and her three sisters, Katherine, Helen, and Margaret...

Submitted on 21-Apr-2012 by
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Phillips Funeral Homes
Vinton - Keystone - Blairstown
Margaret Suzanne Beatty

VINTON: Margaret "Suzanne" Beatty, age 75, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the Vinton Lutheran Home where she had been a resident the past two and one half years.

...Interment will be held at 9 A.M., prior to the church service, at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel from 4 to 7:30 P.M., on Tuesday. A Memorial Fund has been established.

Suzanne was born October 2, 1930 at Vinton to Howard and Ruth (Welton) Hagan and graduated from the Shellsburg High School in 1947 and then attended Coe College. ...she had been active in 4-H.

She was united in marriage to Charles Beatty on July 2, 1977 at Shellsburg.

Suzanne served as the Shellsburg Librarian from 1974 to 1994 and as the Shellsburg City Clerk. She enjoyed knitting, reading, fishing, dancing, flowers and building rock gardens. Suzanne also enjoyed researching family genealogy. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; her children, Greg Beatty of Mondamin, Lindsay (Colleen) Beatty of Harlan, Steve (Diane) Beatty of Vinton, Randy Beatty of Shellsburg, and Brenda (Dave) Aitchison of Cedar Rapids; her step-children, Chuck (Ann) Beatty of Rochester, MN, Marion (Peg) Beatty of Decorah, Brian (Robin) Beatty of Keller, TX, and Annette (Lance) Wingfield of Keller, TX; twenty-one grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Joyce Pollock of Mt. Auburn; her brother, David (Peg) Hagan of Chandler, Arizona; her sisters-in-law, Mae (Raymond) Buelow of Palo, Mary (Chuck) Koopman of Newhall, and Cheryl Beatty of Shellsburg; her brothers-in-law, Ron (Sharon) Beatty of Palo, and Don (Sherri) Beatty of Shellsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepson, Mike Beatty; her brother, Jim Hagan, her brothers-in-law, Keith Beatty and Ivan Pollock; and her sister-in-law, Carol Hagan.

Submitted on 18-Oct-2008 by
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Ruth Opal Beatty

Ruth Opal Beatty, 83 of Shellsburg formerly of Mount Vernon died of cancer Thursday in her home.

She was born Nov. 6, 1906 near Matelle and grew up in Mount Vernon, where she married Everette Beatty Feb. 1, 1938. He died in 1985. A graduate of Cornell college, she earned bachelor's degrees in political science in 1929 and in music in 1932. She did post graduate work at Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. Mrs Beatty taught in the secondary schools in Illinois and Iowa, including Shellsburg and Mount Vernon and at Cornell...

Mrs. Beatty was a bookkeeper for her husband's grain elevators and farming business and served as board member and corporate treasurer of Shellsburg Grain and Lumber Co., 1958 to 1985.

She was instrumental in starting kindergarten and band in the Shellsburg Community school system and and was founder of the city's Camp Fire youth organization. She wrote the Centennial History of Shellsburg in 1954, co-authoring it's supplement 25 years later. She compiled a booklet of Shellsburg high school graduates, 1894-1989, and was a correspondent for the Gazette from 1937-49.

In addition she was active in the Democratic Party and a member of the presbterian Church.

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long}

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Marengo Rep; July 21, 1909
S.S. Beatty
Samuel S Beatty

Samuel S. Beaty, son of Thomas and Rebecca Beatty was born in Salem, Washington county, NY, July 8, 1818 and departed this life July 13, 1909, being 91 years and 4 days old at the time of his death. He was the fourth child of a family of eleven children - 3 brothers and 7 sisters, all of whom have preceded him to the other world. About thirty five years of his life was spent in New York.

He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ramsey, and after about two and a half years of married happiness he was deprived of his companion by death. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Margaret Hart, now of Belmont, Neb. He was again united in marriage with Janet McCaslin of Argyle, NY. After one year spent in their native county, they joined the vast throng then moving west, settling near Aurora, Ill, staying there one year.

In the spring of 1833, he moved to Iowa, settling in the south Benton county and farmed the present site of Blairstown. The following fall they moved to a farm he had entered from the government and farmed for 41 years. At that time Marengo was his postoffice, some fifteen miles distant, and it then consisted of about fifteen log cabins.

To this union were born two children Mrs D.W. Beaty of Harlan, Iowa and W.T. Beaty of Seim, S.D.

After two years residence on the farm, death again visited the home taking his helpmate and he was again left with three small children when neighbors were far distant and all the privations of settling a new country had to be endured. But one of his characteristics through life has been to meet trouble unflinching and to look at life's darkest clouds in a cheerful way which helped him through this trying ordeal.

After about two years he was again united in marriage with Mrs. Sarah E. Long, who survives him. To this union six children were born: Mrs. D.A. Coder, now of Luzerne, Iowa; J.R. Beaty of Merriman, Nebr; Mrs. J.S. Stuart of Blairstown; John B. Beaty, deceased; D.T. Beaty, Marengo and G.A. Beaty who resided with his parents and cared for them in their old age.

He also raised a stepson, C.F. Long now of Oelrichs, S.D. who was always treated with kindness and consideration by him and given the same advantages as his own children. In 1900 (?) he moved to Marengo where he spent his remaining years in peace and comfort.

Mr. Beatty was born and raised in the United Presbyterian faith and lived and died a staunch believer in the creed and tenets of that denomination, never having withdrawn his allegiance from the old home church in Salem, N.Y.

The funeral services were held from his late residence on Wednesday afternoon at four o-clock. Rev. Theodore Morning of Independence, Iowa officiated; interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. Two sons and a daughter were deterred from being present by the long distance they reside from the old home. All the other members of the family were present, also a niece, Miss Anna Beattie, who has resided with the family for the past five years, and who nursed her uncle through his last illness. (Belle Plaine and Blairstown papers please copy.)

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Marengo Rep; April 14, 1926
Mrs. Beatty Passes Away In Blairstown Former Aged Marengo Lady Dies at Home of Her Daughter Mother of 7 Children Funeral held in Blairstown; Body Laid to Rest in Local Cemetery
Sarah Elizabeth Beatty

Mrs. Samuel S. Beatty, former Marengo resident, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Coder at Blairstown, Monday, April 12 at the age of 94 years.

Sarah Elizabeth LaRue, daughter of Aaron and Aeenith LaRue was born Jan 14, 1832 near Mount Gilliad, Ohio and was the oldest of a family of ten children, two sisters and eight brothers, all of whom have passed to the great beyond, except two brothers, L.N.B. LaRue of Greenville, Iowa and E.A. LaRue of Russell, Iowa. She came with her parents to Benton county, settling in Big Grove township when this part of Iowa was a vast prairie. She was married to Samuel S. Beatty in 1860. After a number of years spent on the farm where all the hardships of pioneer life was endured, they moved to Marengo where Mr. Beatty passed away in 1909.

In the year 1916 she came to Blairstown, where she has since made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Coder.

Mrs. Beatty was the mother of seven children, C.F. Long a son by a former marriage, Mrs. Mary A. Coder of Blairstown, James A. of Chadron, Nebraska, Mrs. Nettie Stewart of Blairstown, John S, deceased, Daniel T. of Marengo and George of Blairstown. She had also three step-children, Margaret Haack, Miss Emma Beatty and Wm. T. Beatty.

The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church at Blairstown at 10:30 am Thursday, April 15, the Rev. H.B. Allen of Marengo in charge. The remains were interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Marengo.

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William Thomas Beatty

William Thomas Beatty was born December 20, 1857, at Blairstown, Iowa, Benton county. There he spent his boyhood days and grew to manhood, where he spent his time farming and stockraising on his father's farm, who was a pioneer of that county.

In 1897, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Helen Ehlers at Maringo, Iowa and to this union four children were born Mrs. Roy Gilman of Lemmon, Mrs. Nick Solvey of Bison, and Mrs. Thomas Callaghan and Mrs. George Cornelius of Colfax, Washington. He also raised four step-children Mrs. Halleck Filkey of Chicago, Mrs. Glenn Catlin of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Floyd Ehlers of Portland, Oreg. and Glenn who preceded him in death in 1918.

In 1905, Mr. Beatty moved with his family to what was then Butte county where he was one of the first to homestead when the land office was established at Lemmon.

From here he moved with his family to Montana, where he resided until the year of 1931 when he again returned to Perkins county, where he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Nick Solvey until the time of his passing.

Mr. Beatty suffered no illness but passed away suddenly, Wednesday morning, March 21, at seven o'clock shortly after rising. He was 76 years, 8 months and one day old at the time of his passing.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, four daughters, two sisters, two brothers and twenty-one grandchildren.

Internment was made at the Rosebud cemetery at Pleasant Ridge, Rev C.J. Hanson officiating.

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