- Beulah R. Addler, 88, of Washington passed away peacefully into eternal glory at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Beulah was born on Nov. 22, 1924, in Mason County, Ill., to Alfred W. and Delta (VornHolt) Schappaugh. She married her best friend, John W. Addler Jr., in Peoria on July 31, 1948, and they enjoyed over 65 years of sharing life together.
He survives, along with two sons, Steven (Patricia) Addler of Tenstrike, Minn., and Bruce (Christine) Addler of Washington; one daughter, Nancy Swigart of Washington; one brother, Lawrence Schappaugh of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Wilma (Gerald) Sering and Veda Burton, both of Peoria, and Wanda Neely of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Bloomquist, Max (Sara) Addler, Sam (Roz) Addler, John (Alicia) Addler, Pete Addler, Ross (Sara) Addler, Andrew (Gwen) Addler, Jeff (Kara) Swigart and Phil Swigart; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marilyn Schappaugh; and her son-in-law, David Swigart.
Beulah's career was that of a homemaker, as her life was centered around her children and grandchildren. She always said her family was her greatest blessing.
She served her children and their friends as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Brownie Leader. She was active in Home Extension and was a member of the same Secret Pal Club for more than 55 years. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington for over 60 years and she was active in various groups and commitees during that time.
She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always enjoyed the annual family fishing trips to the north woods, especially the many memorable trips to Cedar Rapids Lodge in Minnesota.
Funeral services for Beulah will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington with Pastor Tom Goodell officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, south of Washington. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Mason-White Funeral Home is assisting the family in arrangements.
Memorials for Beulah may be directed to Crossroads United Methodist Church.
Online condolences to the family may be made at masonfuneralhomes.com.