Beata Bee (Smith) Lackey

Born: Thu., Apr. 12, 1928
Died: Fri., May 24, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., May 30, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 30, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 31, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Cairo, Ohio

Beata Bee Lackey, 91, died on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.

Beata was born on April 12, 1928,  to Earl F. and Beatrice (Purnell) Smith in Lima, Ohio.  They both preceded her in death.  On June 26, 1948, she married William J Lackey who preceded her in death on December 16, 2007.  

Beata is survived by son Craig Lackey of Cairo, Ohio, daughter Lisa Hyland of Lima, Ohio, and two sisters; Kirsten Money of San Diego, California and Carol Sue (Dean) Litten of Findlay, Ohio and one brother, Robert (Sandra) Smith of Des Moines, Iowa.  She is also survived by three grandchildren; Joseph (Jordan) Lackey, Missy (Nate) Garlock, and Jake (Sarah) Hyland, and six great-grandchildren; Ava Lackey, Thayer Lackey, Michael Garlock, Leo Garlock, JP Garlock, and Jaxon Garlock.  Beata was preceded in death by son Steven Lackey and son-in-law Gilbert Hyland.

A graduate of Columbus Grove class of 1946, Beata retired as postmaster of the Cairo Post Office in 1996.  She was a member of the Cairo United Methodist Church, where she was an organist and  active in the Women's Society.  Beata was one of the founding members of the "Round Table" group at Biggie's Coast to Coast in Cairo.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday, May 31, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home in Columbus Grove, Ohio.  

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Hartman Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Klausing presiding.  Burial to follow service at Cairo Eastside Cemetery near Cairo, Ohio.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cairo United Methodist Church.

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Jeanne Wert
   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
To Kristen, Lisa, Craig, Carol, Sue, Bob and Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, We, Columbus Grover former residents who now live at Mennonite Memorial Home send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Beta was always proud of her home town and her years in school until she met and was dated by a Cairo man Bill Lackey and married and moved to Cairo and was an organist at Cairo UM church.
With God's Love and Prayers,
Cliff & Betty Metzger
Joanna Harris
Jeanne Wert

Shawna Lamb
   Posted Wed May 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Beata was a beautiful soul and I enjoyed listening to her play at church. She was my sponsor when I reaffirmed my faith and I will cherish her memory and never forget her smile.
Deepest condolences
Shawna Lamb

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