William G. Beatty

William G. Beatty, 75, of Red Bud, IL, born Friday, July 26, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Saint John's Mercy Medical Center in Saint Louis. MO.

Mr. Beatty was a retired Chief of Police for Mascoutah Police Department for over 20 years. He was a member of Illinois Police Association, attended Grace Church and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.


He was preceded in death by:

  • Son: William Beatty Jr.
  • Parents: John E. and Jebron C. nee Spain Beatty
  • Brother: Jack Beatty
  • Sister: Ruth Ann Talbert

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Clara A. nee Mayo Beatty
  • Daughter: Cindy (Marvin) Hahn of Red Bud, IL
  • Granddaughters
    • Kristen N. Hahn
    • Kathryn M. Beatty
  • Brother: Thomas (Norma) Beatty of Waterloo, IL
  • Sister: Darlene Hunt of Grimes, IA
  • Sisters-in-law
    • Betty Migneron
    • Patsy Zankl
    • Florence Beatty
  • Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for William G. Beatty:

    Uncle Bill, you are greatly missed! I know you are in Heaven with our wonderful God above and at peace. We love you very much!

    Amy Trost Cahokia IL 62206

    Any man who has served the public as a police officer, deserves a special place in heaven. Chief Beatty may you rest in peace, the department you led will continue to serve. Please accept our condolences, The men and women of the Mascoutah Police Department

    Mascoutah Police Department Mascoutah Illinois 62258

    Bill you were the first Chief I worked under and will always remember the fun times we shared! God bless you and your family in this difficult time! Godspeed brother...

    Mark Schilli New Baden Illinois 62265

    Mascoutah 1, This is Mascoutah 6, Bill and I always addreesed each other by our police badge numbers. I enjoyed working under Chief Beatty and learned a lot from him. Rest in peace dear friend. Clara and family, God bless you all during this difficult time. Mascoutah Police Officer, Henry J. Glander

    Henry J Glander Mascoutah 'Illinois 62258

    I count it a honor to have known Bill Beatty and his family. Bill was one of a kind.. a true Gentleman in every sense of the word. He loved, and lived life with passion.. putting his God and his Family above all else.
    Mascoutah was a small Mayberry Town, and Bill Beatty was our Andy Griffith..and it was good.. I miss Mayberry. Thank you Bill, for all your years of service to the City and Citizens of Mascoutah.. We will miss you, and smile at the memories of days gone by. You rest in the presence of God forever , and forever you will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved you. God Bless you Clara and Cindy, and family.. We love you!

    Pam Glander Mascoutah il

    Clara and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was a great guy. I enjoyed talking to him whenever he was in the office. He will be greatly missed. I'm sure that he is at peace. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. May God comfort you at this very sad time.

    Jonnalee and Richard Bohn Jerseyville Illinois 62052

    Bill was my first Chief from '78-83 and he taught me a lot. He was tough but compassionate. He got to know people and how he could help them. He loved his family and was loved by all who knew him. Clara & Cindy, you and your family are in our prayers. Thank you for sharing Bill with us.

    Michael Allen Mims Florida 32754

    Bill was my first Chief from '78-83 and he taught me a lot. He was tough but compassionate. He got to know people and how he could help them. He loved his family and was loved by all who knew him. Clara & Cindy, you and your family are in our prayers. Thank you for sharing Bill with us.

    Michael Allen Mims Florida 32754

    Clara, Cindy, and family, my condolescences at Bill's passing. My prayers are with you.

    Bill entered my life in a big way in the spring of 1975 as my "foster dad". Since then, I have been happy and content to simply call him "friend". In this capacity I had the pleasure of knowing the sensitive and loving family man and neighbor that he often tried to hide.

    Thank you, Bill, for blessing my life and the lives of so many other...simply by being yourself.

    God bless and comfort your family.

    Charles Harris Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania 550024

    Clara and family, you all are in my prayers in dealing with your loss. I will miss him too. I will remember him as my first Chief, he took a young, eager kid and helped me to understand what serving a community meant.
    I have a lot of good memories from my years in Mascoutah.

    James "Jim" Schaefer MPD#4 Grandview Texas 76050

    Clara: Hello my friend. Just a note to offer my sympathy to you and your family. I know what a loss you are feeling and pray that you will receive God's peace - enough to fill your heart with His love. Hope to see you one of these days. Love always, Fredda Holt I

    Fredda Holt Columbia IL 62236

    Clara & family Sorry we couldn't make the visitation. We remember you both from Compassionate Friends. We will keep you all in prayer.

    Carolyn & Ralph Wottowa o'fallon Il 62269

    You were my hero, God Father, and my Guardian Angel....I will always remember you as a upstanding man of our little town but, you were my dad's best friend, and I will always remember when you drank too much and got the hic'ups and your pants would fall down....I have so many memories of you when I was a child,,,,you never disappointed me...God Bless the people you left behind...cuz they are without you....Miss you too Clara...we will always have "Soap"....Long live Billy Chrystal...I miss the ol'e days...Bill and Clyde together again....

    Veronica Coonrod...(osborne) Moberly Mo 65270

    Clara, on behalf of myself and Dr. Drake's office, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Just heard the news today and was taken back. Bill will never be forgotten!

    Nicole Red Bud IL 62278

    Bill hired me in 1980 and I am forever greatful for that. We had some darn good times then. May he rest in peace. My condolences to Clare and Cindy.

    Dan Draheim Newark NJ 07083