|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 2013|
E. Maxine Beatty, 97 years, of Fremont, NE died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Nye Pointe Health & Rehab Center in Fremont. Maxine was born July 7, 1916 in Auburn, NE to Richard and Pina (Simmons) Groff.
She was the eldest of 7 children and graduated from Auburn High School in 1936. Maxine Groff married Wendell Beatty of Auburn on March 20, 1937 in Omaha. Together they had 2 sons, Donald and Paul. Wendell passed away on Nov. 25, 1956. Maxine then went to work at the Auburn Hospital, Hill's Shoe Store and Rarick's Clothing Store. In 1961, she began working at Northern Natural Gas Company in Auburn. She transferred to the Omaha location, which later became Enron. She moved to Fremont in 1978 and retired in 1979.
Maxine was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Auburn, NE, attended the Presbyterian Church in Omaha and was transferred by faith to the Fremont Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the ladies Circle Club. She was a member of Adah Chapter #2, Order of Eastern Star in Auburn and Arbor Vitae Chapter #92, Order of Eastern Star in Fremont. She was an O.E.S. member for over 50 years and member of the Past Matron's Club of Fremont.
Family was always Maxine's top priority and her passing leaves many saddened hearts.
Maxine is survived by son & daughter-in-law, Paul & Mitzi Beatty of Fremont; daughter-in-law, Dorinda Beatty of Fremont; sister, Donnabelle Andrew of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Jill (Lane) Gutschow, Jeff Beatty and Chad (Nikki) Beatty all of Fremont and Holly (Justin) Chadwick of Grand Island, NE; 5 great grandchildren, Anna Kitzelman, Ben Kitzelman, Emily Beatty of Fremont and Ava Chadwick and Gavin Chadwick of Grand Island; several nieces and nephews; and cousin, Ruth McCabe of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendell; her oldest son, Donald Beatty; 2 sisters, Leona Gillard and Norma Harshbarger; and 3 brothers, Jack, Floyd and Lloyd Groff.
Funeral service will be held at 10 AM, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. The Rev. Jon Ashley will officiate. Closed casket visitation on Tuesday from 4 PM to 8 PM with the family receiving friends from 5 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn, NE at 2 PM on Wednesday.
At Maxine's request, memorials may be given to the Fremont Presbyterian Church.
Richard Everett Groff (1893 - 1939)
Pina Ann Simmons Groff Portis (1896 - 1974)
Wendell E. Beatty (1912 - 1956)
E Maxine Groff Beatty (1916 - 2013)
Donnabell I Groff Andrew (1921 - 2014)*
Created by: Linda O.
Record added: Dec 07, 2013
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