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Beulah Marie Evans, 88, passed away at home on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. There will be a visitation for family and friends at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Katie Hopper officiating. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery. Beulah was born October 6, 1924 in Argenta, the daughter of Earnest Gilbert and Pearl Irene (White) Williams, one of eight children; 3 girls and 5 boys. She married the love of her life, Ben Evans on June 27, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2006 after 59 years of marriage. Beulah is survived by one sister, Mary Beals of Iowa; one sister-in-law, Marie Williams of Champaign; one brother-in-law, Carl Herring of Decatur; 2 children, John (Donna) Evans of Monticello and Karen Evans Foran of White Heath; 5 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Beulah worked as a waitress at Bill and Pete’s Café in Monticello in her early twenties, then as a bookkeeper at J.R. Heath and Sons. She left that job to become a stay home mom and homemaker, also volunteering at the Piatt County Nursing Home for 25 years bringing treats and smiles to many residents over those years. Her love of the outdoors and tending to her flower beds found her outside in all seasons from dawn to dusk. Well into her eighties, after living in her home for 60 years, she was known as the “little lady that swept Kratz Road”. Beulah was a generous and loving soul that always ended a conversation with “Have a great day!” She will be greatly missed by many, but her strong and loving spirit will be with us always. Memorials may be made to Piatt County Nursing Home or the Diabetes Foundation.

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