Ann Carver Beatty

February 9, 1933February 19, 2020

Ann C. Beatty was born February 9, 1933 in Bucks County Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Marion and Walter Carver who predeceased her. At the young age of 10, she became the pianist for the Baptist Church in her home town, mostly playing “by ear.” She believes it was her love for the piano, the hymns and gospel songs that began her journey to faith in Jesus Christ. Ann attended Barrington College in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating with a B.A. in Bible and Music. Upon graduation she married Philip J. Petersen of Chicago, Illinois. They raised three children: David J., Douglas C. and Martha Ann. Years later, she married Reverend John C. Beatty, a pastor of the United Methodist Church in Indiana. Ann felt blessed to be a pastor’s wife. They served in the Southern Indiana Conference from which John retired in 2002 and treasured the many friends made along the way, still keeping in touch. Upon retiring, they moved to Monument, Colorado to be near their children and grandchildren. Ann enjoyed serving as a volunteer for Memorial Hospital. She was also the pianist for Chadbourn Community Church in Colorado Springs for many years. Succeeding her is her beloved husband John, son Douglas Carver Petersen (Shelli), daughter Martha Ann O’Connor (Brian), grandchildren Tim and Kerry O’Connor, Lindsay Ann Sundgren (Zach), two God children Emma and Abby Gile of Evansville, Indiana, a brother Donald Carver of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Aunt Humea Sampson of Philadelphia and dear friend, Sherry Hermann. Predeceasing her is a brother Alan Carver, son David Petersen and grandson Michael Ray Petersen Her burial will be private. A visitation is scheduled from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 27, 2020, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. There will be a Celebration of Life/Concert at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 28, 2020, Woodmoor Church, Monument, Colorado. Reception to follow.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Celebration of Life/Concert

    Friday, February 28, 2020


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Elwood Vance

February 24, 2020

Pastor John,

I am so sorry to hear of Ann's passing on to be with her Lord Jesus. She was a wonderful person, and we loved her playing of the piano while you were here at Chapel Hill UMC. She was a good friend to all, and a tremendous support to your ministry. I remember your great Bible Studies, and passion for our Lord Jesus. Ann was appreciated by all and she will be missed.


Pay VanDerMoere

February 23, 2020

Some of my favorite memories are of the times Ann and I had together. Especially when we spent a week together at Hilton Head over Spring Break. I could not have asked for a better friend. She was truly a bridge over troubled waters when needed. I will miss you my dear friend!

Jonathan Kring

February 23, 2020

When John and Ann were at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, I always told Ann she was my favorite piano player ever. I have a special friendship with John's Associate from that time Pastor Wade Compton who is doing Ann's service. He has kept me up to date since they moved to Colorado. My sincere condolences to John and all of the family. The earthly loss is Heaven's gain. Having lost my wife of 52 years in 2018 I know how difficult it is to loose a loved one and to go on with out . Sincerely, Jon Kring

Brent/ Annette Stinger

February 22, 2020

Have a lot of memories of Ann from when her and John was here in Indiana. I graduated with Martha and they all are great people. I remember sitting in parsonage kitchen and having chocolate pie with them. She will missed by many. In our thoughts and prayers


February 21, 2020

Ann was such a beautiful and thoughtful person. The last time I visited with her, she brought a beautiful handmade angel to watch over Bre during her trips. She will be greatly missed.

Martha O’Connor

February 21, 2020

Mom, I will miss you every day. For 12 years I walked home from school for lunch while you awaited with a homemade meal to share with me, I never ate one school lunch. Love you so much

Brian O'Connor

February 21, 2020

My earliest memory of Ann is sitting on the front porch of the parsonage in Brookville, just having an ice tea and talking. She was so easy to talk to and she made friends very easily.

Elizabeth Fulmer

February 21, 2020

My much loved Aunt Ann!
Your love of family, kindness and faith were on display each and every day. Thank you for our favorite peppermint bark and the efforts made to keep in touch across the miles. Thank you for being an exemplary sister to my dad and for trekking to Arizona for my brother’s wedding. It meant the world to us all.
You sure will be missed.