Beulah Mae French, 72, of Wooster peacefully went home to be with The Lord, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous three year battle with multiple myeloma and palsy. Services will be held at The First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 PM with grandson, Nathan Mills officiating. Friends may call between the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 before the service. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Beulah was born in Grundy, VA on December 26th, 1940 to Vestal and Alice Moore. At the young age of fifteen, Beulah left the family home to live with her aunt Hazel Graber in Orrville, Ohio. In 1959 she married Fleary Alonzo Ellis and soon settled on Bever Street in Wooster, Ohio to raise her three boys David, Roger and Jim. After the sudden and untimely death of Fleary in 1975 the Lord smiled upon her and lead her to a young Baptist Minister named Ermon French. Beulah and Ermon married and spent 36 wonderful years raising their family and helping to tend the family business, (Wayne Siding). Beulah was a longtime member of The First Baptist Church in Wooster, Ohio where she taught children’s Sunday school class, sang in the choir, lead the morning worship singing and was a faithful wife to Ermon. Beulah is survived by her loving husband and children; Debbie (Rudy) Moser of Orrville; Dean (Teresa) French of Wooster; Randy (Shie) French of Ashland; David (Christine) Ellis of Shreve; Roger (Diane) Ellis of Orrville; and James Ellis of Wooster. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Meredith, Melanie, Nathan, Matt, Jeremy, Aaron, Jon, Ashley, Sarah, Deanna, Adam, Joshua, Michelle, Roger, Michael, Jennifer, Zebulun and 20 great-grandchildren. Beulah is also survived by her brothers and sisters; Edith Crabtree of Hazard, KY; Bill Moore of Raven, VA; Donald Moore of Dice, KY; Wilma (Jerry) Bailey of Abingdon, VA; Ronald (Edith) Moore of Oakwood, VA; Betty Moore Lane of Richlands, VA and James (Ann) Moore of Pounding Mill, VA. In addition to her first husband, Fleary Alonzo Ellis, and her parents, Beulah was preceded in death by her brother Bob. Beulah was a wonderful, loving wife, mother and grandmother who indelibly touched the lives of all who knew her. She was a model of patience who, in the end passed along a much needed lesson in patience to her loving family. She will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank the wonderful people who cared for Beulah during her time of sickness. The Wooster branch of the Cleveland Clinic, Wayne County Hospice, Wooster Community Hospital and the Orrville Family Practice Center. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts with Beulah, your care and loving kindness will never be forgotten. And Ms. Edna Troyer who not only cared for Beulah, but became her friend in time of need. You have been a blessing to our family. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Gideons International, PO Box 794, Wooster, OH 44691. Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
12 hour prior to the time of the service at the Church