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Romanza L. Beaty

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Mrs. Romanza L. Beaty, 77, of Taylorville, Ill., died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 10, 1935, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Essie M. Applegate. On Nov. 27, 1955, she married Donald L. beaty at the Edinburg United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2008.

Mrs. Beaty was a member and trustee of Bethel Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, Ill. She farmed and was a member of the American Suffolk Association. She served as a baliff for the Christian County Courthouse following her retirement from A.F.S.C.M.E Council 31.

Surviving are her children, Todd J. Beaty and wife, Roberta, of Taylorville, Kelly L. Beaty of Morris, Ill., and Suzanne Beaty of Chicago. There are two grandchildren, Zachary Beaty of Somonauk, Ill., and Kelsey Beaty of Taylorville; and one great-grandson, Cooper Donald Beaty of Somonauk.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Gerry Ratliff.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ted Marrinan officiating. Private family inurnment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 1919 N. 100 East Road, Taylorville, Ill., 62568.

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

McClure Funeral Home, 302 W. Poplar, Taylorville, Ill., is assisting in arrangements. For additional information, call the funeral home at (217) 824-4949.

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