Jean Francis Beatty

August 15, 1920 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 101)


Jean Francis Beatty, Born in Wehrum, PA, an 81 year resident of Blairsville, PA and recent resident at the Masonic Village Sewickley died on Monday, October 25, 2021 surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 101. Daughter of the late William Powell Francis and Mabel Grace Warner Francis; beloved wife of the late Vernon LeRoy Beatty; loving mother of Dr. Richard Francis Beatty, Dr. Randall Lee (Catherine J. DeLeon) Beatty and Wendy Jean Beatty-Burg (Robert R. Burg); also survived by 4 grandchildren, Christopher & Tucker Burg and Ricky & Maria Beatty. Jean was a pioneer in her field of Nursing Instruction establishing the state's first affiliate School of Nursing at Torrance State Hospital in 1948 where she worked in the capacity of a Nurse Instructor III and retired in 1984 after a career in staff development and nursing education. She attended Blairsville High School and continued her education at the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, attained her B. S. from Duquesne University and continued her graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. Jean was a friend to many, with her caring nature and kind words to share. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blairsville and the Rebecca Circle. She was a long time member of the Blairsville Monday Music Club. She was a voracious reader always having several books in hand. Jean enjoyed sewing, quilting, traveling and playing bridge whenever possible.  The family will host a memorial service to celebrate Jean's well lived life on Friday, November 26th at 11am at the Masonic Village Sewickley. Jean had a passion for continuing education. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vernon and Jean Beatty Endowed Scholarship Fund, c/o Washington & Jefferson College, 60 S. Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements were entrusted to R. D. Copeland, Ltd., Irvine Chapel, Sewickley, PA.

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Memorial Service
November 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Masonic Village Sewickley

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