Jama J. (Norton) Beaty
GREENFIELD [mdash] Jama J. (Norton) Beaty, 84, passed away following a lengthy illness on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Hancock Regional Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1935, in Muncie, the daughter of Henry and Thelma (Green) Norton.
Jama graduated from Muncie Central High School. She married the love of her life, Donald G. Beaty, on Jan. 19, 1952, at Avondale United Methodist Church.
Jama worked at Wells Department Store, Zayre, Susie's Boutique, and House of Uniforms. She loved bowling, playing euchre, and cooking. She was a member of United Methodist Women at Madison Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her two children, Gloria Mathews (husband, Roy) and Duane Beaty (wife, Dawn); five grandchildren, Elizabeth Mathews, Tracy Green (husband, Paul), Matthew Beaty, Brooks Beaty, and Jamie Beaty Lamaster (husband, Darrick); seven great-grandchildren, Trace Lamaster, Jason Lamaster, Demetrius Bell (wife, Avia), Bryson Lamaster, Allison Beaty, Tyler Branch, and Selena Beaty; three great-great-grandchildren, Zahara Bell, Jacob Beaty and Graceyn Beaty; a brother, Thad Norton (wife, Doramae); and a cousin, Tom Clinger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald G. Beaty; daughter, Rosemary Beaty; son, Tracy Beaty; and infant sister.
Services will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250; or Alzheimer Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
Published on October 20, 2019


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