Today marks the 50th year in business for the Beatty Funeral Home in Wayland. The building the funeral home is based out of was originally built in 1913 by a Wayland dentist. Since 1940, the building has operated as a funeral home and was acquired by Robert and Rachel Beatty in 1970 to create what we know today as the Beatty Funeral Home. Their son, Mark Beatty, joined the business and acquired ownership in 1997. Mark Beatty has continued to push the business forward by expanding cremation services, granite monuments and memorials to Wayland, Washington, and joining the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The funeral home looks to hold an open house to celebrate their 50th year at a later date.