Beulah Reed Obituary

Beulah Jeanette Reed
Beulah Jeanette Flora Moss Reed
Beulah Jeanette Reed

August 10, 1915 - June 16, 2011
Born in Quinter, Kansas
Resided in Dallas Center, IA
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Beulah went home to heaven on June 16, 2011. She died peacefully at Spurgeon Manor at 95 years of age from congestive heart failure.

Beulah Jeanette Flora was born on August 10, 1915 north and west of Quinter in Gove County, Kansas. She was the tenth child of Josiah Benjamin Flora and Sarah Elizabeth Jamison.

Beulah married Paul Shideler Moss on November 4, 1937 in Kansas. To this union were born two sons and five daughters. They spent their entire lives in the rural Granger, Waukee, Grimes, and Dallas Center areas as tenant farmers, and became land owners in 1958. After her husband Paul died in 1967, Beulah supported her family working as a CNA at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry. She married Ray Reed on December 27, 1976. Ray passed away at their home on April 8, 2004.

Beulah moved to Spurgeon Manor on March 3, 2007 where she lived until her death.

Beulah is survived by a son, Jerry Moss (Mary Sue) of Dallas Center and five daughters, Esther Haldeman (Marvin) of Quinter, Kansas, Marilyn Cook (Milton) of Beaumont, CA, Edith Moss of Modesto, CA, Catherine Sheets (Wilbur) of Dallas Center, and Martha Brown (Doug) of Ottumwa; three step-sons, Loren Reed (Cheryl) of Shelby, MI, Larry Reed (Mindy) of Dallas Center, and Roland Reed (Diana) of Arkansaw, WI; a step-daughter; Marie Sines (Ross) of Oakland, MD; a daughter-in-law, Kay Moss; 46 grandchildren; 85 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Keller of Dallas Center.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Paul Moss and Ray Reed; son, Leonard Moss; grandson, Ethan Moss; infant great-grandson, Justin Haldeman; four brothers, Muncie, William, Ernest, and Joseph; and six sisters, Florence Reed, Mary Adcock, Katie Smith, Ollie Riggs, Ruby Mitchell, and Anna Umland.

All services will be at the Dunkard Brethren Church, 23209 Quinlan Avenue, Dallas Center. Viewing and family visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Burial will follow at the Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dunkard Brethren Church or Spurgeon Manor.

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Dunkard Brethren Church
2323 Quinlan Avenue
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Saturday, June 18, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dunkard Brethren Church
23209 Quinlan Avenue
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Brethren Cemetery
Dallas Center, IA US
Sunday, June 19, 2011


Spurgeon Manor
1204 Linden Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063