Beatty, Sidney

Written by David Green.

Sidney Beatty, 85, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Feb. 3, 2011, at the home of his daughter in Ypsilanti, Mich.

He was born June 29, 1925, the son of Sidney and Mary (Lamb) Beatty. On March 13, 1943, in Fayette, Ohio, he married Irene Huffman. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1999.

Sidney lived in the Morenci area all of his life.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a UDT.  He was formerly employed at High Voltage Systems in Toledo, Ohio, for 28 years as an electrician.  Sidney was a member of the Wauseon American Legion Post #265, the Morenci American Legion Post #368, the Wauseon VFW Post #7424 and the Lenawee County 40 & 8 Voiture #997 in Adrian.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl (and Joe) Jamnick of Ypsilanti; two sons, Gary (and Elvia) Beatty of Wauseon, Ohio, and Michael (and Sandra) Beatty of Lyons, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Adonna Lagos, of Florida.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial is planned at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at a later date.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a 40 & 8 memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the 40 & 8 nurses training program.

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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  • Athletic Fields
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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