Beulah Barr Miller
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Beulah Imogene Barr Miller, 95, of Ashland, passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
She was born February 5, 1925 in Ashland. She was the oldest daughter of Raymond Ellsworth Barr and Vera Ivadore Knapp Barr.
Beulah graduated from Ashland High School in 1943. She loved basketball and starred on the AHS Army-Navy girls basketball team during her high school years.
During World War II she worked in Mansfield, sewing life jackets for the military. She also wrote letters daily to her future husband who was in the army overseas.
Beulah was a lifelong active member of Christ United Methodist Church. She served as Children’s Sunday School Director and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Discovery Book and Discussion Group at the church. She had many loyal friends in the Helping Hands Circle at Christ United Methodist Church. She was also active in the Gloriosa Garden Club for many years.
Beulah was always helpful to her husband in the family business at Home Hardware. She helped her husband with office work and serving the public and was the founder of Mill Creek Gift Shoppe at the hardware store. In 2017, she was inducted along with her husband into the Ashland High School Distinguished Alumnus Award Class of 2017. Beulah loved to read and derived much pleasure from her time with books.
She is survived by her husband, Gaylord Everett Miller, whom she married September 9, 1945. They celebrated 75 years of marriage in 2020. Gaylord and Beulah had 3 children together. Becky (David) Myers, Jane (Michael) Ringler and G. Mark (Suzann) Miller.
They have 6 grandchildren. April (Chris) Byrne, Matt (Becky) Myers, Aimee Toth, Amanda (Aaron) Wolfe, G. Brian (Meredith) Miller, Morgan Miller and 19 great-grandchildren. Beulah is survived by daughter-in-law Suzann Miller, sister, Barbara Petit, brother, Dick (Delores) Barr and sisters-in-law Patsy Barr and LaDonna Barr, cousins Betty Laird Perry and Ken Laird as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, G. Mark Miller who passed away on January 18, 2019. Her brothers, Vincent Barr, Marvin Barr, sister, Marjorie Patterson, sisters-in-law, Georgia Shriver and Patricia Barr, brothers-in-law, Glenn Shriver, Robert Patterson and Lew Petit also preceded her in death.
She will always be remembered for her kindness and love of family, hard work and deep faith in the Lord. She was a wonderful cook and always made the holidays special. She was loved and we will miss her.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH with the Reverends Laura White and Tom Snyder officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church.
The service will be live streamed from the funeral home’s Facebook page. Interment will be in the Ashland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805.
The family would like to thank everyone at Sunshine Home Care for the loving and kind care they showed Beulah.
The family would much appreciate any online condolences made to the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.