Beula Rinehart Hopper
Beula Rinehart Hopper, 94, died peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville, IN. She was born September 26, 1919, an only child, to the late Nathan and Anna Beeler.
Beula graduated from Boonville High School Class of 1937, and became a long time floral designer for Hillside Florist and Zeidler Florist. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Newburgh, IN. and loved her church friends.
She loved animals but especially her longtime companion, Brandon, her favorite cat.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Hopper, who she married in 1938. They had two children, Don Hopper (Linda) and David (deaceased) (Gayla) Hopper.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Alva Rinehart Sr. She added five stepchildren to her existing family, Sharon Hicks (deceased), Gail Swinney (Paul), Faye Crutsinger, Alva Rinehart Jr. (Julie) and Ed Rinehart (deceased) (Darlene).
She then married Wilfred Espenlaub, who had two sons, David Espenlaub (Susie) and Alan (deceased) Espenlaub (Judy).
Beula was blessed with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She loved her family and friends and will be missed by all.
The family wishes to thank the kind people at Woodmont Health Campus and Gentiva Hospice.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel.
Memorial contributions in memory of Beula may be made to the Warrick Animal Guardians or Mt. Olive General Baptist Church.
Condolences and any special remembrances may be made online at www.koehlerfuneralhome.com.
Koehler Funeral Home Inc
304 E Main St
Boonville, IN 47601
Published in Courier Press on June 24, 2014