Last week, just a few days before her 97th birthday, my mother-in-law was called home to Heaven. She will be missed by her family, friends, church and community.
Beulah was born in Kansas in 1917 where she lived on the family farm with her parents and three brothers.
In 1948, she married Kenneth and moved to his family farm in Illinois.
They raised four children, the youngest of whom is my husband.
Beulah was a farm wife, worked hard all her life, was always ready to help others, and worked for eighteen years at the community hospital. She was a faithful member of her church, taught Sunday School, led youth group, and served her church family in any way her help was needed. In 1998 Kenny and Beulah celebrated fifty years of marriage. Kenny passed away in 2003.
They were an exemplary Christian couple, beloved parents, and wonderful grand- and great-grandparents. Our children, nieces and nephews were blessed to have such grandparents.
About 65 people gathered in our home after the funeral for lunch, sharing memories, passing around photographs, enjoying being together as family and friends. Beulah would have loved it.
I want to thank everyone who offered help over the past week, sent condolences and cards, showed us love and care. We appreciate it SO much. You lightened our burden, shared our grief, and rejoiced with us in Beulah’s home-going. It means the world to us.