Betty Beasley McVeigh, 86, of Louisville, Ky., passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 20, 2014 at The Forum at Brookside in Louisville, Ky. She was born on Nov. 19, 1927, to Kathryn "Taffy" Harms and Walter Beasley in Lynchburg, Va. On June 11, 1949 she married her lifelong husband, William Ward McVeigh.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Kakkie McKenna of Lynchburg, Va., four children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Children, William Jr. (Kathy) of Louisville, Walter (Beth) of Loudon, Tenn., Kathryn (Guy) Orlandi of Louisville, and Thomas (Jan) of Lawrenceburg, Ga. Grandchildren, Kellie, Maggie and Matthew McVeigh, Brooke Mugavin, Sabrina Thomas, Brendon Orlandi and Aji King. Great-grandchildren, Adelaide, Amelie, Isabella and Aiden.
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy and daughter Elizabeth McVeigh.
Throughout their life, Betty and Billy made many cherished friends in the different places their travels took them. Betty eventually settled in Louisville, where she was a resident of The Forum. Betty's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Haney and the entire staff of The Forum including SchRhonda who always made sure she got her shakes as well as companions Amber and Mary.
Betty did not know a stranger in her lifetime and was the epitome of a "southern belle". Her hospitality and graciousness left a lasting impression upon all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She will be forever remembered as a loving wife and mother who brightened the lives of those around her at every opportunity. Unfailingly positive and outgoing, Betty was the life of the party and will be remembered as such by all who truly knew and loved her.
Funeral arrangements through Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville, Ky. 40243
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.