May 19, 1941 – March 8, 2021
Barbara Leigh (King) Beatty passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021 in Whiting, NJ, surrounded by her husband of 58 years and family. She was born in Grove City, PA on May 19, 1941 to Dr. Thomas William King Sr. and Mary Orr King.
Barbara graduated from Butler High School and attended the nursing program at Slippery Rock University. In 1961, Barbara married William Frederick Beatty, Jr and they resided in Reno, Nevada. In 1967, they moved to Pennsylvania and in 1976, relocated to Berlin, New Jersey. In addition to raising her three children, Barbara worked with special needs students and later as a home health aide for the elderly. She loved attending bible studies and singing in the choir at Elam Methodist Church, Berlin Baptist Church and St. Stephens. Barbara loved to write, especially poems, and published several works with the Cedar Glen Lakes Writing club. She loved to garden and being outdoors. Barbara was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Her pride and joy were her grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her husband, William Frederick Beatty, Jr; three sons, William Maldon Beatty (and his wife, Pamela Audrey Beatty), Brian Alexander Beatty (and his wife, Kirstan Carroll Beatty), Thomas Samuel Beatty (and his wife, Charlotte Bernice Beatty); and grandchildren, Kiera Leigh, William Kyle, Collin Jacob, Davis Carroll, Sarah Morgan, Emily Elizabeth, Webb Alexander and Brendan Alexander.
Barbara was the youngest of eight siblings to include: Dr. Thomas William King Jr. and wife, Lois; Jean (King) Slifka and husband Steven; Mary Lou (King) Hood and husband, Joe; Elizabeth Ann (King) Hennessy and husband Fred; Patricia (King) Redfoot and husband, Dale; Dr. Richard James King and wife, Bette; Dr. David Orr King and wife, Judy.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of a wife, mother, grandmother and friend will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Barbara Beatty to The Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.org).
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
March 13, 2021
In dozens and dozens and dozens of encounters over 30 plus years , Barabara always made me feel like a ‘second’ mom - always a smile, always an encouragement, always a quiet way to communicate it was going to be ok. Her steady belief that God gots it made one at ease and able to move towards enjoying whatever moment you were in. Most of all I saw her love fir her boys - unwavering in her love ! JE