James “Rusty” Russell Beattie

James Russell “Rusty” Beattie of Quapaw, OK passed away Monday, November 21, 2022 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 77.

Rusty was born March 24, 1945 in Baxter Springs, KS to Henry Lee and Dorothy (Coie) Beattie. He had lived in the Quapaw area all his life and graduated from Quapaw High School class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a cattle rancher and had worked for Coop in Baxter Springs, KS.

Rusty was preceded in death by his wife Judith Lynn Beattie, 2 sons, Russell Beattie and James Beattie, his parents and 1 brother, Terry Lee Beattie.

Rusty is survived by 1 granddaughter, Kinsey Snider of Commerce and 1 great grandson, Carter James Prado.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 at Beattie Family Cemetery, east of Quapaw, OK. Cudy Davidson, Rick Davidson, Bob Davidson, Gary Bacon, Danny Kibel and Danny Burkybile will serve as pallbearers. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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