Evelyn V. Beattie

BLOOMINGTON – Evelyn V. Beattie, 91, formerly of Lanark, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Heritage Manor in Bloomington.

She was born Sept. 1, 1926, the daughter of Leslie and Alice (Reints) Stukenberg. On Jan. 7, 1950, she married William G. Beattie. She worked at Kraft in Freeport, and later Elkay Manufacturing in Lanark, where she retired from after 21 years. She also assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a member of Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren in Lanark.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynne (David) Hamilton of Dayton, Ohio, Carol (Paul) Long of Gahanna, Ohio, Ann DeVries of Indianapolis, and Donna Beattie of Bloomington; grandchildren, Paula (Pete) Helms of West Carrollton, Ohio, Michelle (Jeremy) Haines of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Joshua (Mary) DeVries of Indianapolis, Aaron (Wendy) DeVries of Indianapolis, Micah (Rosy) DeVries of Sacramento, California, Adam (Kristi) DeVries of Anderson, Indiana Isaac (Kaley) DeVries of Valparaiso, Indiana, Rachel DeVries of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, Naomi DeVries of Indianapolis, and William DeVries of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Sharie (Jim) Nelson of Leaf River and James (Deb) Eisfeller of Byron, Marlene (David) Rambo of Bremerton, Washington, and John Beattie of Rockford; and many great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Shirley Eisfeller, Edward (Ned) and Edna Beattie, and Gerald and Katherine Beattie. 

No formal services are planned. Her family will gather for a private memorial to place her remains with her husband at Lanark Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Russell-Frank Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established in her memory for Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren in Lanark.

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