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Beulah B. Woods

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1:21 am

Beulah B. Woods, age 96, of Bowling Green, passed away Oct. 29, 2014 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green with Rev. Randall Cone officiating.  Burial was in the Curryville Cemetery.  Visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Beulah was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Curryville, the daughter of Frank T. and Bertha Henderson Branstetter.  Survivors include two sons: Mel E. Woods of Bowling Green and Michael T. Woods of Longwood, Fla.; three grandchildren: Scott and wife Rosa Woods, Mark Woods, and Grant Woods; three great-grandchildren: Ryan, Danika, and Quinn Woods; brother Sam Branstetter of Middletown; and two sisters: Restora Privett of Louisiana  and Dorothy Luebbers of Bowling Green.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Michael T. Woods II.
Beulah lived in Curryville and Bowling Green all of her life.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, where she was active in church activities, including the quilting club.  Beulah was a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)  and liked to play bridge and watch the St. Louis Cardinals. She worked as secretary for the Pike County superintendent of schools at the Pike County Courthouse for several years. She worked for McIlroy and Millan and then for Family Services with the State of Missouri until her retirement.
Serving as pallbearers were Scott Woods, Mark Woods, Grant Woods, John B. Eskew, Jay F. Reading, and Phil Luebbers.  Honorary pallbearers were Paul Luebbers and Edward E. Lawson Jr.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green.
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