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Beula Mae (Ulmer) Chism

February 14, 1924 ~ August 7, 2020 (age 96)

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Beula Mae Chism went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2020.

She was born February 14, 1924 in Barry County Missouri to G.C. and Eula Ulmer. She was the oldest of 4 children. Her siblings preceded her in death; Leta (Bill) Owens, G.E. (Ruby) Ulmer and W.E. (Treva) Ulmer.

She was married June 3, 1942 to Homer Norwood in Butterfield, Missouri, To this union 1 daughter was born, Sue Norwood Baldwin, Homer died in WWII on March 20, 1945. She married William Chism on February 10, 1947 in Barryville, Arkansas. They had 2 sons; Bobby Chism and David Chism.

Beula was a long-time devoted member of the Baptist Faith.

Her cooking skills were second to none and she was known for her homemade hot rolls, noodles, granny corn, banana pudding and divinity.

Beula crocheted afghans and would try any pattern if asked; her family will treasure her crocheted snowflakes for generations to come.

She had a green thumb and loved her flowers and vegetables.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids and great grandkids, She was always bragging on them and loved telling people about them.

Beula is survived by Sue (C.L.) Baldwin of St. James, Missouri, Bobby and David Chism of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Grandchildren Kevin (Jacquelin) Baldwin, Kristi (Kevin) Griep, all of Jefferson City, Missouri. David Jr (Tera) Chism of Collins, Missouri and Dara (Aaron) Pruitt of Orborn, Kansas. Great Grandchildren Kellen, Kyler, and Kaitlin Griep: Sophia Baldwin; Haedyn, Ryder, Anthony, Zac, and Katherine Chism; Ky, Tucker and Maggie Pruitt. Several special nieces and nephews as well as her beloved church family.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, August 14, at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield, Missouri with Don Carson, Officiating. Memorials can be made to Disabled American Veterans  (DAV) or Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

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Graveside Service
August 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Farm Road 2120
Butterfield, MO 65623


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