Shelby Jean Beatty, 83, of Paoli

Shelby Jean Beatty, 83, of Paoli


Shelby Jean Beatty, 83, of Paoli, passed on March 24 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.  She was born July 5, 1940 in Orange County, IN to Lillian Patton, who preceded her.  She married Harry Beatty in 1964 and he preceded her.  She was also preceded by her granddaughter, Marley Jean Beatty.

She was a graduate of Paoli High School, Class of 1959.

Shelby retired from the Jay C Store after working there 30 plus years.  She also worked at Travelers in Orleans before the Jay C Store.

Shelby was a fun lady who was known for her friendliness.

She was one of those people who “never met a stranger”. 

Some hobbies of Shelby’s include selling Avon products and playing games, whether it be at the Casino, lottery tickets, or from her computer at home.  She also enjoyed bird watching, especially the hummingbirds. 

She really liked watching the full moon at night.

Most of all, Shelby loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren.  Family dinners at her Son’s house is something that she never missed.

Shelby is survived by:

Son: Harry Beatty Jr.                                  Paoli, IN.

Daughters: Donna White and husband Mike        West Baden, IN

Vicki Beatty and partner Lori Fidler     West Baden, IN

Brother: Richard Patton and wife Judy             Bloomington, IN

Also surviving her are 5 grandchildren, Felicia Doering, Terre Haute, IN., Lily, Makiah, Liam, and Rogan Beatty, all of Paoli IN.  Also, 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at the funeral home.  Cremation to follow.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Patoka Lake Raptor Center.