1/8/13 — Willadean Bicknell Beaty

Ms. Willadean Bicknell Beaty, age 85, of Tullahoma, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma, TN.

A native of Clarkrange, TN, she was the daughter of the late Will and Lily Cook Bicknell.

Ms. Beaty was a retired accountant for Beaty Trucking and Beaty Farms, Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star, and a published author of two books of Spiritual Poetry titling Purple Cinnamon and A Miracle Says Hello. Ms. Beaty was active in assisting thousands of women to recover from alcoholism and had a deep affection for her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Manchester and enjoyed fishing and writing poetry.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by ten siblings.

She is survived by her spouse, John Lenahan, three children William Frank Beaty, James Henry (Carolyn) Beaty of Manchester, Katherine Dean (Terry) Whitwell of Colombia, TN, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a former husband Frank Beaty.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 6PM until 9PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will begin at 10:00AM, Tuesday,  in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.


Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Willadean Bicknell Beaty.