Beulah Brown

Beulah Birmingham Brown

LANCASTER: Beulah Birmingham Brown, 96 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at Homestead Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Warren County, Ohio to the late Fred and Roba Birmingham.

She was a retired elementary school teacher with 32 years of service in Ohio schools. She supervised student teachers for Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Beulah was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Ohio, active member of the Theta Delta Circle of the United Methodist Women. She was honored by the Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in American Education. A member of the Ohio and Fairfield County Chapter of Ohio Retired Teachers, Kappa Delta Pi an international honor society in education, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Women Educators, Lancaster Chapter of the American Association of University Women, The Clionian Literary Club, The Knights Templar Ladies Club, Thea Court #5 Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Mary Chapter #9 Ohio Eastern Star 50 year member.

She was a volunteer for Olivedale Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels, Lancaster-Fairfield County District Library and Lancaster-Fairfield Medical Center with 21 years of service.

Beulah is survived by her nieces, Sharon (Thomas) Curtis of Martinsville, Ohio, Vicki (David) Appleman of Wilmington, Ohio and Christine (Bennie) Branham of Circleville, Ohio; great nieces and great nephews, Christopher (Jennifer) Custis, Danica (Tony) Sharrock, Nicole (Rob) Hull and Nikki Appleman; great-great nieces and great- great nephews, Robert D. Collier, Hailey Appleman, Christopher Custis, Jr., Elizabeth Custis, Jonathan Custis, Zachary Sharrock, Lauren Sharrock, Tyler Chisman and Samantha Hull.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Dale Brown, parents, brother, Dencil Birmingham and great nephew, Robert Collier.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130 with Rev. Cheryl Foulk officiating. Friends may visit 2 hours prior the service at the funeral home on Thursday. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.

Memorial gifts may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 in her memory.

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Funeral Home

Frank E. Smith Funeral Home
405 North Columbus Street Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-0652

Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on July 31, 2013