Patsy Beatty, 86, of Waco, passed on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, September 12, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Robinson, 104 E Stegall Dr., in Robinson with Pastor Steve Thomas officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.
Patsy Jo Cate was born October 6, 1935, near Streetman, Texas in Navarro County, to Teddy Floyd and Ethel Scott Cate. She started school in Tehuacana, Texas and midway through second grade, moved to Wortham, Texas where she remained until graduating from High School in 1953 as Salutatorian of her class. She went to Dallas and worked for Continental Trailways Bus Co. for 2 ½ years. There she met her first husband, Thomas William Creech. They were married March 27, 1954 and had four children. Patsy worked at Plastics Manufacturing Co., in Dallas, for 12 years, as a key punch operator, a computer operator, and a programmer before she moved to Waco in 1984.
Patsy was baptized at First Baptist Church of Wortham on March 14, 1948. When she married, she moved her letter of membership to Rosemont Christian Church in Dallas, where her husband, Tom was a member. After Tom’s death, she moved to Waco and returned to her membership to First Baptist Church of Waco, where she met Guy Beatty. They were married June 26, 1986. After Guy retired in 1999, they moved to Lake Limestone, and both became members of Lake Limestone Baptist Church. In 2011, they sold their lake home and returned to Waco.
Both Patsy and Guy were interested in the genealogy of their families and spent several years traveling all over the United States doing research on their family’s tree. They also took lots of pictures of headstone for the Find-A-Grave website.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Teddy and Ethel Cate; brother, Fletcher Nelson Cate; first husband of nearly 30 years, Thomas William Creech; and second husband of 35 years, Alford Guy Beatty.
She is survived by her children, William Gary Creech and wife, Teresa, Thomas Bradley Creech and wife, Lisa, Terry Keener and husband, Tom, and Karen Kuhns and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Kelly Creech, Katie Stetson and husband, Ken, Timothy Creech, Thomas Creech and wife, Stephany, Brooke Schaefer, Morgan Barton and husband, Matt, Jacqueline Beer and husband, Brandon, and Jonathan Creech and wife, Korabeth; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Christian, Dathan, Jason, Brendan, Zackary, Judson, Aurora, Jeremiah, and Logan; great great-granddaughter, AudreyKate; brothers, Lyndon Cate and wife, Sylvia and Gail Cate and wife, Wynters; sister, Pamela Glidewell and husband, Mel; step-sons and their families, Christopher Beatty, Philip Beatty, and Timothy Beatty; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.