Carole Ann Beighley — Rochester

ROCHESTER — The funeral Mass for Carole Ann Beighley will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester.

Mrs. Beighley, 66, of Rochester, died Sunday (Feb. 8, 2009) at Saint Marys Hospital.

Carole Ann Kline was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Faribault, Minn., and graduated from Bethlehem Academy in Faribault in 1961. She moved to Rochester and worked as a telephone company operator. In 1967 she married Ronald Beighley. The couple lived in Oronoco. She co-owned and operated the Oronoco Feed Mill and worked as a telephone operator for the Kahler Hotel. The couple later divorced, and she moved to Rochester to be closer to her grandchildren.

She loved spending time with friends and family, baby-sitting, playing Scrabble, sewing and crafting, gardening, throwing parties, clowning, driving fast cars, playing the slot machines, and making costumes.

Survivors include three children, Anne Beighley (Mike Fritsche), Jennifer Christiansen and Chris (Tricia), all of Rochester; nine grandchildren; nine siblings, Dorothy (Dave) Diderrich of Pine Island, Sister Geraldine Kline of San Antonio, Roger (Lynne) Kline of Custer, S.D., Dr. Robert (Rose) Kline of Rochester, Richard Kline of Apple Valley, Minn., Dr. Ronald (Chris) Kline of Jackson, Minn., Mary Kline of Rogers, Minn., and Therese (Greg) Hagen and Kathy (Mike) Winkels, both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary (Reichert) Kline.


At her request, her body was donated to science through the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota and the Lions Eye Bank.

Friends may call at a memorial from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Pius Catholic Church.

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