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Beulah "Bea" M. (Osborn) DutchessJune 3, 1931 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 86)
Beulah “Bea” M. Dutchess, 86, of Galveston, passed away at her home Sunday evening, January 14th with her family. She was born June 3, 1931 in Cass County to Kenneth and Dorothy (Morgan) Osborn. She married Creg Dutchess on February 23, 1985 in Kokomo. He preceded her in death February 19, 2015.
Bea retired from Nursing in 1990 with several years’ service. She enjoyed her dachshunds, flowers, and the hummingbirds they brought to her yard. She also enjoyed trips to the Casino Riverboats with her husband Creg and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving family include her children, Andy Bookmiller, Dan (Deb) Bookmiller, Debbie (Rob) Gottschall and Patti (Wayne) Harris. Her grandchildren, Zach (Tina) Bookmiller, Zeb (Jolene) Bookmiller, Tammy (James) Foust, Terry (Amanda) Alexander, Dawn (Jeb) Templeton, Scott (Rachel) Harris and Samantha Gottschall. She is also survived by 17 great grandchildren, and a special great grandson Jason Alexander and her sisters, Edna Birnell of Logansport and Marge Hilton, Walton and sister-in-law, Diana Osborn also of Walton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Creg, three brothers and a one daughter, Ellen Darlene.
A celebration of Bea’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Janaury 19th at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor Dennis Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18th at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Walton American Legion Post #418, Walton, Indiana. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com