Beulah R. Brown, 100, of Princeton, Indiana went to be with her Lord Saturday, May 31, 2014, surrounded by her family.
She was born Beulah Ruth Satterfield on October 2, 1913 in Mt. Carmel, IL, to William and Hattie (Howell) Satterfield.
She was raised in the English/Leavenworth area where she graduated.
On September 5, 1935 Beulah married Harold D. Brown in Mt. Carmel, IL.
To this union were born seven children: Donald
(deceased 1972) his wife Kennelee (White) survives;
William & Linda (Philips); Dennis (Iva K. Bray deceased 2011) Rita Parke;
James (Deborah Chapman deceased 2000) Charlene Price; Esther (Jerry) Livermore
(Delmar Amos deceased 2012); Frances Emge deceased,
her husband Bob survives; Wilma (Bill) Young; also surviving 2 sisters-in-law
Dorothy Wirth & Opal Brown; 27 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and 10
Beulah and Harold celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with Rev. Robert Watson, pastor of Princeton Nazarene church, members, families and friends September 5, 1985 in the church fellowship hall. Six months later Harold passed away (March 8, 1986).
The Patoka Pilgrim Holiness Church originated in the home of her parents in 1948. Rev. Frank Reed was the pastor. Rev. Melvin Snyder was District Superintendent. In 1967 when Beulah moved to Princeton, The Nazarene Church became her church home. She enjoyed the pastors and many friends she made over the years. Harold & Beulah enjoyed the visits of Rev. Robert Watson, pastor & family friend.
Rev. Gary Arnold was Beulah’s last pastor at the Princeton Nazarene. She looked forward to his visits, the Christmas Carolers and members of her Sunday School Class; also the lovely cards.
Beulah is an avid reader—The Bible her faithful choice; however, she accumulated a library of good Biblical books of such writers as David Jeremiah, Billy Graham & John R. Rice..just a few of a long list.
She loves music—the Old Hymns of the church are her favorites: Old Time Gospel, A Touch of Heaven—a few of those she loved..The Luttrells..The Happy Goodmans..The Gaithers. Even when she couldn’t speak, she would hum.
A devoted Mother; she was there in each family crisis. She looked forward to being with her family on each occasion, anticipating the next. She kept count of how many were present, and missed those who were unable to attend.
Beulah was a good cook—take out was new to her. She had a green thumb and talked to her flowers. Beautiful. God, family, church and country have been her life. She takes personal interest in each. Her prayer list has been lengthy and legs were put to her prayers by financial support as she could; Veterans, etc.
Her smile was contagious.
The gathering for her 100th birthday was a special day—she truly enjoyed it.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; her parents; 10 siblings: 5 brothers: Clyde, Russell, Luther, Lloyd Satterfield, Earl Wirth; 5 sisters: Mabel Wirth, Helen Faraher, Ethel Mitchell, Hazel Tasson and Goldia Vitito.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Darin Nossitt and Rev. Andrew Johnson. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home.