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Maybelle "May" Jean (Haupt) Beaty Griess

June 17, 1931 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 87)


Maybelle “May” Jean (Haupt) Beaty Griess, 87, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with her pastor and friend, Pastor George Shaver of the Aberdeen Seventh-day Adventist Church, officiating. 

Closed casket visitation is one hour prior to the service at the mortuary on Saturday.  Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will immediately follow the burial at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Aberdeen.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, Aberdeen, is handling arrangements.  Family and friends may sign May’s online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com.

Maybelle was born on June 17, 1931, in Bowdle, SD to Ernest and Katherine (Jenner) Haupt. In 1952, she married Marion Beaty and they were married 30 years. In 1984, she married Raymond Griess and they were also married 30 years.

In 1974, May became employed at the Aberdeen Adjustment Training Center (now Aspire), where she worked as a Food Preparation Coordinator until 1993, when she retired.

Maybelle is survived by her children: Randall (Susan) Beaty of Omaha, NE, Daniel Beaty of Las Vegas, NV, Cheryl (Troy) Smith of Anchorage, AK, Catherine Griffith Beaty of Rapid City, SD, Joyce (Tom) Crabtree of Aberdeen, SD, Bruce Beaty of Grand Island, NE, Patricia (David) Gadberry of Chanhassen, MN, and Roger (Holly) Beaty of Colorado Springs, CO; one sister, Grace (Doug) Hough of Brandon, SD; 17 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; 13 nieces and nephews and their families; six step-children and their families; and special friend, Delores “Dee” Gehrts and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Dorothy Burr, Lois Kershman McDermed and Elaine Anderson; and brother, Harris Haupt.

Maybelle was a member of the Aberdeen Seventh-day Adventist Church for 44 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Aberdeen Seventh-day Adventist Church, 825 12th Avenue SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401.

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Closed Casket Visitation
April 6, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Funeral Service
April 6, 2019

2:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary
414 5th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401


Aberdeen Seventh-day Adventist Church
825 12th Avenue SE, Aberdeen SD 57401

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