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Beulah Barnes (Mitchell) Stauffer

Beulah Barnes Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell, was born in Indianola, Nebraska, September 25, 1895. The family moved to McCook in 1896. A sister, Mary Barnes Mitchell, was born November 13, 1900. The family moved to Deshler, Nebraska, June 1910 and Mary passed from this life November 3rd, the same year.

Beulah finished the ten grades of the Deshler public schools and graduated from the Hebron high school. She completed the music course of Hebron Sacred Heart School and was a voice student of Prof. M. Paysen, of Hebron Academy. She completed the business course of Deshler Lutheran College and worked as stenographer and bookkeeper in the Farmers & Merchants Bank and Deshler Broom Factory. For a time, she worked at the Nebraska State Bank, at Milford, resigning to volunteer as a Youmanette in war work. She passed the required examination and while waiting for an assignment accepted a call to work as stenographer in the engineering department of the Burlington railroad in Lincoln. When the call came to report to Washington, D. C. for war work, she presented the matter to her employers and they stated that she was in government work and she was excused from reporting to Washington. while in Lincoln, she was a voice student of Miss Lucile Robbins and was elected a member of the Bel Canto Club.

She was a member with her parents of the Deshler Presbyterian church and when in Lincoln attended the Second Presbyterian church and was a member of the Palathia Sunday School class. She with her mother was a member of the Hebron Oregon Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and with her parents joined the Hebron Chapter of the Eastern Star.

She was married to Amos E. Stauffer of Milford, Sept. 21, 1920, and moved to Darrouzette, Texas where Mr. Stauffer was manager of a lumber yard. They moved to Farnam, this state, in January 1923, where Mr. Stauffer is manager of the Foster Lumber Yard. Two children were born , Mitchell Harris, aged 21 months and Patricia Ann, aged 12 days. Mrs. Stauffer passed from this life, Tuesday, August 7, 1923, aged 27 years, 10 months, and 13 days.

The funeral service was held at the family residence in Deshler, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Clinton J. Frank, pastor of the Presbyterian church conducted the services. A quartet consisting of Henry Sittler, Prof. Theo. Hopmann, Theo. Struve, and Paul Ude sang. The pallbearers were girl friends of Mrs. Stauffer: Clara Miesner, Alvina Krutz, Marie Mahrer, Gertie Bedenburg, Minnie Osburn, and Enola Cunningham. The flower girls were Lydia and Alma Eickmann, Freda Braun, Vera Schulz, Helen Kreissler, Beata Werner, Mildred Sittler, Alice Ude, and Lavada Wilkening. Interment in the Deshler cemetery. Relatives present from a distance were F.V. Lowe, of Steel City; Mrs. Lydia Stauffer, Miss Caroline Stauffer, Mrs. D. J. Stauffer and Mrs. David Yorde, of Milford; A. A. Stauffer and family of Litchfield; and J.J. Stauffer of Philips.

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Published: 8/16/2022 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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