James E. Beaty, 82, Tipton, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Griffith, to Cletus Vane and Eleanor (Taylor) Beaty and lived there until about 1950. He married Delene Edell Montgomery on Nov. 10, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1994. He later married Jean Hause, and she survives.
Jim was an accountant and owner of Beaty’s Quick Wash in Elwood and Tipton. He had worked as a tax auditor for the state of Indiana. Jim had attended West Street Christian Church and Methodist churches. He also attended Taylor University.
Survivors include five children, Deborah Beaty-Rist and husband John, Fort Wayne, James E. Beaty II and wife Jennifer, Little Elm, Texas, John Beaty and wife Cathy, Tipton, Aaron Beaty and wife Penny, Tipton, and Ian M. Beaty and wife Athena, Kokomo. Jim is also survived by seven grandchildren, Seth, Alex, Jennifer, Mallory, Dominique, Kierah, and Ellana.
He was preceded in death by brothers Rex, Max and Neal Beaty, and two sisters, Marjorie Hayden and Eleanor Fechner.
Jim’s funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, with the Rev. Phil Collier presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209.