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Josephine Beatty

Died: Wed., Mar. 20, 2013


8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2013
Location: Boyer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 23, 2013
Location: Boyer Funeral Home

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Josephine Beatty, 93, formerly of Sharpsville, died at Waterford at the Legacy in Kokomo on Wednesday March 20, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, George Eckert, Melvin Bakken in 1974 and Ernest (Roger) Beatty in 2010, as well as her sisters, Ruth Fording, Nellie Randolph, Bertha Parks, Kathleen Wyrick and Crystal Abney. She is survived by her children, Bill (Faye) Eckert, Fairfield, OH, Vivian (Steve) Heronemus, Kokomo and David (Elaine) Bakken, Evansville, IN as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a member of "Just A Wee Club" which was established in the 1940's. The women in this club were in their 20's, doing care projects for the servicemen in WWII, March of Dimes, as well as supporting each other for the past 70 years. Jo and Tiny Pierce were the last members.

Jo was a past member of the Kokomo Art Assoc. She was skilled in oil, water color and pen and ink. She has won several awards including the Art Association's "Sites and Scenes of Kokomo" award. She has worked on and judged several art competitions here in Howard County. Jo was very creative in her art, she designed and chocheted miniature nativity characters for family and friends. One design (while in her 90's) won honorable mention at the Tipton 4H fair. She has given several nativities to the We Care Auction in Kokomo.

She was a member of the Kempton Lions Club and with her husband, Roger attended many music shows in Kimpton, Atlanta, Kokomo and Nashville, IN. She and her husband Roger, were members of the Stellite Camping Group and they enjoyed travel and fellowship with the members.

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at Boyer Funeral Home in Sharpsville, IN with Pastor Bill Allison officiating. Visitation will be held from 8:30AM until the time of service with burial taking place at Sunset Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kokomo Art Association or the Kempton Lions Club.

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