Beulah L. Dean, 83, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham, with Dr. Roger Marshall officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham.
Memorials may be made in loving memory of Beulah to the First Baptist Church in Effingham.
Beulah was born on April 19, 1933, in Dycusburg, KY, the daughter of Samuel and Malissa (Greenlee) Peek. She married William Dean on March 27, 1954, in Dycusburg, KY, and he survives.
Beulah was a member of the First Baptist Church in Effingham. She enjoyed quilting and sewing in her free time. Beulah was not a fan of TV, so she was always active outside, whether that was gardening or just enjoying the outdoors. Her husband, “Bill” and she, always enjoyed traveling together. They traveled and went sightseeing in many places, such as, California, Grand Canyon National Park, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas. Overall Beulah was always up, active, and taking part in anything she could be involved in.
Beulah is survived by her husband, William Dean of Effingham; daughters, Donna Jones of Effingham and Diana (Paul) Hollingsworth of Joliet; son, William A. (Lisa) Dean Jr. of Peoria; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, David (Ada) Peek of South Bend, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Luther Peek and Arthur Peek; 1 sister, Elizabeth Samples; and son-in-law, Joe Jones.