|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1909|
|Death: ||May 21, 1989|
Former Houston resident Audrey Violet Beeler of Cabool, died Sunday, May 21, 1989, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. She had a long history of heart problems.
Born Jan. 15, 1909 at Elk Creek, she was the daughter of John W. and May Millard Grisham.
She attended school at Elk Creek before the family moved to Cabool, where she graduated from high school in 1925. Following graduation she attended Draughons Business College in Springfield and worked in the Farmers Exchange and Producers Creamery offices in Cabool.
She married Walter J. Beeler April 9, 1930 at West Plains. They had seven children. Mrs. Beeler worked with her husband for 20 years, while he served as Texas County treasurer. Following his retirement, they lived for a year in Grove, OK, before moving to Cabool. They lived in the Pineview Heights Senior Apartments.
She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Cabool as a young girl. When the Beelers moved to Houston she joined the Houston First Baptist Church, but was a member of the Cabool First Baptist Church at the time of her death. She had served as Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the junior Sunday school department, president of the Women's Missionary Union and an auxiliary leader.
She was a member of the Texas County Genealogical and Historical Society and had helped compile the history of Texas County for the soon to be published history book.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Ralph Grisham; and one sister, Madge Laws.
Surviving are her husband, Walter, of Cabool; seven children, David Beeler of Los Angeles, CA; Sue Casterline of Downingtown, PA; Audrey Bridges and Don Beeler of Chico, CA; John S. Beeler of Houston, MO; Linda Keeney of Rolla, MO; one brother, Austin Grisham of Branson; 15 grandchildren and 15 grat-grandchildren.
Services are today (Thursday) at the First Baptist Church in Cabool with the Rev. Keith Stuart officiating. Burial will be in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool.
(HOUSTON HERALD, 25/May/1989)
John Wesley Grisham (1882 - 1946)
May Millard Grisham (1879 - 1960)
Walter Jennings Beeler (1908 - 1991)
Maintained by: Linda Keeney
Originally Created by: Jean
Record added: Jun 29, 2007
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