Beulah Irene Witham, nee Baker, 89, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Thursday, July 15, 1926, in Jacksonville, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
Beulah was a member of First United Methodist Church in O'Fallon, Ill., volunteer as a nurses aide for the Red Cross, and Al Sihah Temple 29 Daughters of the Nile.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Witham; parents, John and Jessie, nee Tankersley, Baker; daughter, Donna Rippey; son-in-law, Warren Rippey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Myrtle Baker, Willis and Barbara Jean Baker; brother, John Baker; sister, Frances Hayes; and grandson, Curtis Rippey.
Surviving are her daughter, Christina (Bill) Watson of Nashville, Ill.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan) O'Bryan of Nashville, Ill., and Brad (Erin) Davison-Rippey of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Cole O'Bryan, Raegan O'Bryan, and Henry Davison-Rippey; and dear nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the
or First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Joel Catlin officiating. Interment will follow at O'Fallon City Cemetery in O'Fallon, Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 11, 2016