Obituary for Beulah O (Williams) Brickey

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Beulah O (Williams) Brickey

February 10, 1916 - December 25, 2014

Beulah O. (Williams) Smith-Brickey, age 98 passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, December 25, 2014. She was a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community and a former resident of Greenwood, Morgantown and Homosassa, FL.

Beulah was born in Morgantown on February 10, 1916 to her parents, the late Elmer D. and Pauline C. (Carey) Williams. She was a 1934 graduate of Morgantown High School where she was a member of her High School Harmony Four Quartet. She went on to marry Leonard "Abe" Smith on August 4, 1934 in Trafalgar. Together they raised their children: Lee (Syble) Smith of Morgantown, Lora (Bill) Fesler of Whiteland. Abe preceded her in death on March 3, 1962 after 27 devoted years of marriage. On November 19, 1966, Beulah married Lee J. Brickey in Morgantown. He lovingly survives after 48 years of marriage.

Beulah is also survived by her grandchildren: Kay (Curt) Richter of Avon, Greg (Lori) Smith of Little Rock AR, Kathy (Mark) Wilkerson of Greenwood, Scott Fesler of Greenwood and Kelli (Brian) Webb of Whiteland; great grandchildren: Hannah & Joe Richter, Abby & Claire Smith, Will & Adam Fesler and Katie and A.J. Webb.

Beulah was preceded in death by siblings: Wilma Harmon and Norman Williams.

She was the oldest living member of the First Christian Church of Morgantown with 84 years of membership. At the age of 13, she found her true passion of playing the piano and organ. Beulah taught piano and organ for over 30 years. She played the piano at her church in Morgantown and at churches in Florida for over 75 years. During the 1960's, Beulah worked as an Assistant Administrator for the Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville. She also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and playing cards.

The Revs. Burt Brock and Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service on Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Beulah to the First Christian Church of Morgantown, "Building Fund" PO Box 306 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

 

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Born: February 10, 1916
Died: December 25, 2014

Condolences for Beulah Brickey

Carolyn Ford Witt posted on 1/1/00

Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was well loved by all who knew her. Our prayers are with you and your family. Carol

 

Ann Skinner posted on 1/1/00

Blessings and prayers coming to you SMITH FAMILY! Can't imagine all the lives she touched with her wonderful piano talent! Love to all, Ann

 

Chris Grady posted on 1/1/00

Kay and family So sad to hear of your Grandma's passing. You are all in my prayers. Love you!

 

Beverley Rossell posted on 1/1/00

Beulah gave me one of my most treasured gifts that has followed me throughout my life. The $1.25 @ weekly piano lesson from grade 1 through high school graduation seems insulting now, considering all the pleasure her coaching and encouragement created in me and enabled me to share with others for six decades. What happened to the scatter pins we received after our annual piano recitals? I never knew what the boys got... I don't know what happened to mine. I'd have loved to have been able to hand them down to my granddaughter. Beulah was one of the rare disappearing gentility that graced Morgantown. Perfectly dedicated to her family, she still found the time and possessed the ability to share her gift of mentoring aspiring pianists to their potential. Words will never express the appreciation and RESPECT I have for this beautiful, wonderful lady.

 

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