Ellen Marie (Hutsey) Beasley, 86, of Pittsburg, Kan. passed away at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Via Christi Hospital, after a long battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frontenac, Kan., with Fr. Thomas Stroot and Fr. Michael Baldwin as co-celebrants. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac, Kan. The parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m., Friday (March 9) at Brenner Mortuary, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

For those who would like to express their sympathy in lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Fund or Mt. Carmel Cemetery Fund. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 East Fourth Street, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.