JERSEYVILLE - Anna Louise (Willman) Beatty, 81, died at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her residence with her son, Mark and one her favorite caregivers, Amy, at her bedside holding both of her hands.
She was born in Jerseyville on September 7, 1937, the only child born to Leonard and Bertha (Egelhoff) Willman.
She grew up in rural Jerseyville, and graduated with the Class of 1955 from Jersey Community High School. She was a homemaker, and was known to be one of the best cooks around. She was a devoted wife and mother of farmers, and could always be counted on to prepare a huge noon meal for her husband, sons, and farm hands. She enjoyed being outdoors, tending to her yard and her vegetable garden that she had every year.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Beatty, whom she married on October 25, 1955, as well as her three children who cared for her in her home during the last year and a half of her life, Bruce Beatty, Mark Beatty and Michele Beatty Bachmann all of Jerseyville.
She is also survived by a daughter and son in-law, Cynthia and Bob Heitzig of Greenville, Illinois, along with their children, Dillon and Gavin.
Her grandchildren looked in on her during the last years and her presence greatly influenced them, Jared and Krista Beatty, Brandon and Shelby Beatty, Krista Beatty, and her companion, Aaron Sandifer. Her great grandchildren are Nila Beatty, Jocelyn Krueger, Kila Sandifer, Kase Sandifer, and Barrett Beatty.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son in-law who cared for her as if she were his own mother, Ronald Bachmann on August 30, 2018.
Ann welcomed the Home Instead caregivers in to her home for assistance, and they became a part of her everyday life, and both she and her family are forever grateful.
At Ann's request, there will be no visitation or funeral, as she has donated her body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Condolences may be sent to either the Beatty residence or to www.crawfordfunerals.com.