Beulah was born in Morristown, Tenn., on April 1, 1914, but spent most of her childhood and youth in the Burns, Kan. area. As a young bride, she moved to California and lived in Los Angeles for several years during which time her children were born. In 1946, the family returned to Kansas to the family farm near Cassoday. Until incapacitated by Alzheimer’s, she was very involved in the El Dorado community as well as in her church. She was a founding member of Grace Lutheran Church, and was active in the Butler County Community College Alumni Association; El Dorado Community Concert Association and the Republician Party.
She is survived by daughter Marlene Belt and husband, John, Wichita; daughter-in-law Ruth of Chanute; five grandchildren, Sherry Schooley, Christopher Diller and wife, Kelly, and John Diller, Chanute, Steven Diller, St. Paul, and Amy Parker and husband, Tony, Gardner; six great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and a brother Clifford Helton, Oklahoma City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil, on March 9, 1972; a son Allen; grandchild Mary; sisters Minnie and Mary; brothers Henry, Ellis, Marion and Clarence.
The family requests memorials for Butler Community College Endowment Association. These may be left with Carlson Funeral Home. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.