|Beulah Mae McNamee Welch Darrow
June 11, 1920–February 18, 2012
|Beulah Mae Welch Darrow, 91, of Monticello, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, died Saturday morning, February 18, 2012, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from the Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from the Carson and Son Funeral and Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin, Iowa.
Beulah Mae McNamee was born on June 11, 1920 in Jackson County, Iowa to Fred and Mate (Littel) McNamee. She was a graduate of Baldwin High School. She married Herman Suel Welch on June 1, 1937 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded in her death on November 8, 1971. Seventeen years later she married Harold Floyd Darrow on September 3, 1988 in Lost Nation, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2001.
Beulah had worked at the Ben Franklin Five & Dime Store in Maquoketa for almost twenty years as a stocker and clerk.
Beulah was a longtime member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed crocheting, going on car rides and spending time with her family.
Beulah is survived by her children, Keith (Carol) Welch of Delmar, Iowa; Wanda Cass of Maquoketa, Iowa; Beverly Kemp of Preston, Iowa; and Mary (Gary) Binns of Maquoketa, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Herman and her husband Harold, a brother, Arlo McNamee, and five grandchildren, Dennis Kemp, Johnny Filloon, Karen Welch, Lynn Kemp and Jim Filloon.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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