William “Bill” J. Beatty

Bill Beatty, 87, of Shawnee, KS passed away on October 10th, 2020.  He was born on February 10th, 1933 in Winwood, MO to Herbert & Anna Beatty.  Bill will be laid to rest at Leavenworth National Cemetery with a private family service.

Bill served in the United States Army during the Korean conflicts.  In 1955, he married the love of his life, Mary C. Engel and they just celebrated their 65th anniversary.  Upon returning from the United States Army, he went on to become a Firefighter in District 2 Prairie Village FD.  Bill and Mary ran the Beatty Repair Company & Beatty Locksmith Company in Shawnee, KS for over 50 years.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; sons, Bill (Renee), Dennis (Mary E.), Michael; daughter, Janice (Gary) Self; grandchildren, Brittany, Jason, Chris, Sean and Tyler; and great-grandsons, Lucas and Walter.  


Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.


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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Sunday, Oct. 11th 2020 | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “William “Bill” J. Beatty”

  1. Lance Wood Says:

    To my best friend Mike and all of the Beatty family, Please know that everyone that met Bill thought he was one of the kindest, funniest guys they ever met. Just like Mike. Mary, please know we’re here for you and so glad you had 65 years together. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Jerry Klein Says:

    Just heard of Bill’s Passing. He ran a good and long race and
    has now received his eternal reward.Have many wonderful memories of the times our parents and us spent together. Hope to get to KC again.

  3. Cindy (Orr) Bien Says:

    Beatty family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time. Its been many years ago, but we sure had lots of fun hanging out with you all when we were kids. Our deepest sympathy. The Orr clan: Susy, Donny, Cindy, Kevin and Dan.

  4. Buck Hartley Says:

    Mary and family just want you to know you all all in our thoughts and prayers over your loss of Bill.
    Our love,
    Buck and Charlene

  5. Kevin & Theresa Lynch Says:

    Mary & Family,
    We were so sorry to see Bill’s name listed in the paper today. Bill was such a fun and talented guy. He will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed the times we were around you and Bill. We appreciate all the fun and the advice over the years. We admire you both greatly.
    God Bless,
    Kevin and Theresa Lynch

  6. William C Buechele Says:

    Please accept our deepest prayers and sympathy for your loss. Bill and Connie Buechele

  7. vic beatty Says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mary.

    Vic & Patty Beatty

  8. Janet Beatty OConnor Says:

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. thoughts and prayers to Mary and the family.

  9. Carol & Mike Goebel Says:

    So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Wishing you all comfort from so many happy memories.

  10. Donna Pflumm Says:

    Mike & Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your a Dad. He was a very nice man and in Shawnee it was always BEATTY LOCKSMITH if anyone needed lock work.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Tom & Patty Lichtenauer Says:

    Beatty Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am very fortunate to have met Dennis in High School. Through him I met the rest of the family and lived next door to Bill and Mary for several years. Bill was a great man who will never be forgotten. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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