Beulah Mae Rodgers
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Beulah Mae Nichols Rodgers was born March 29, 1921 in Springfield, MO. She attended Robberson Grade School, Reed Junior High and graduated Senior High School in 1938. She continued her education at State Teachers College (now MSU) with majors in Music and Sociology.
She married Frank Cataldi in 1941, to this union four children were born; Gary, Bruce, Carol, and Frank. Bruce preceded her in death. Six grandchildren added such joy to her life. These grandchildren are Kristen Flores, Daniel Cataldi, Courtney Cataldi, Brittany Cataldi, Jordan Hanson and Sarah Hanson. Her family was extended with the addition of Cheryl Cataldi, Michelle Cataldi and Chris Hanson as well as Aaron Flores, Emily Cataldi, Elliott Zachory Cataldi, Ryann Elizabeth Flores, Haley Dreul Flores and Maya Renee. She leaves a brother, L.B. Nichols of Spring Hill, FL, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Her greatest joy and delight was watching them grow into such productive adults. Her family was her pride and joy.
She always was concerned about the underprivileged. She was a charter member of Southern Poverty Center, contributed to many charitable groups as well as political activist groups.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 1, 2012 in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 PM, Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Navajo Nation, P.O. Box 9000, Window Rock, AZ 86515.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on May 27, 2012