December 5, 1920 ~ February 24, 2009

Beulah Ina 'White' Starnes Mabuce passed away Tuesday morning, February 24, 2009, at Community Manor, in Farmington, at the age of 88 years, 2 months & 19 days. Beulah was born in Higdon, Missouri, on December 5, 1920, and was the daughter of Lawrence A. White and Etta Ellen 'Baldwin' White. Also preceding-in-death were: her 1st husband, Kermit M. Starnes; her 2nd husband, Benton Mabuce; 1 Sister, Mayme Elizabeth Rawlins and 2 Brothers: Cletus White and Arthur Calvin "Bill" White.

Beulah was a longtime, faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington; a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aide & the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Survivors Include 2 Daughters: Kay Feezor, of Farmington & Deborah S. Starnes, of Union, MO. 2 Sons: Kermit M. (& Karen) Starnes, Jr., of St. Louis; Orville D. (& Katie) Starnes, of Dunlop, IL. 1 Sister: Marie Nora Meyer, of Farmington. 2 Step-Daughters: Sharon 'Mrs. Darwin' England & Monica 'Mrs. Mike' Lutes. 2 Step-Sons: Reid (& Priscilla) Mabuce & Brent Mabuce. Also surviving are: 14 Grandchildren; 6 Step-Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren & 7 Step, Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation : Wednesday, 4:30 - 8 p.m., resuming Thursday at 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Feb. 26, 2009,

at : St. Paul Lutheran Church, Farmington, with Pastor David Oddi & Pastor James King officiating.

Interment : Lutheran Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : Lutheran Ladies Aid @ St. Paul Lutheran Church

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  1. Kay, I'm not sure that I met your mother, but I can tell from the pictures that her family was a source of joy to her. I know only too well how you will miss her and am sad with you. Enjoy the good memories and may you find her spirit among those you love and be comforted by it. Thinking about you during this time. God bless.

  2. Roger and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Aunt Beulah. We will see you at the visitation tomorrow evening. Love~ Linda and Roger

  3. To Beulah's Family: My deepest sympathy goes out to each of you. I thought so much of Beulah. As you know our Mom's were good friends and had a lot of good times together. I'm sure those good times are continuing now, but in a place with no sickness or pain. Carol Currington Faircloth

  4. Dear Kay, Kermit(JR.),Orville and Deb: My deepest sympathies on the loss of Beulah. I was so sad when mom told me but we all know that she is healthy again and in a much better place. Even higher that Rivermines Hill. I have alot of fond memories of your family and pray that God will see you through this difficult time. Love, Carol

  5. Kay,Kermit,Orville and Deb, I can't make the trip back to be with you at this time, but know you will be in my prayers. I loved Aunt Beulah with all my heart and will miss her dearly here on earth. I knew when I saw her in December I would not see her again on this earth. I know she is happy and that is what I want.Below is a favorite writing of mine. "Death is not extinguishing the Light, it is putting out the Lamp because dawn has come." -Rabidranath Tagore

  6. Kay, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You were always so sweet to check on mine. I know you will miss your mother greatly and I will pray for God to comfort you, Love Diane Gray

  7. So sorry to hear of your mom's death – I'm sure she and mom are either quilting or playing cards in heaven. It is never easy to give up a mom, but knowing she's finally at peace brings comfort to your heart. Sincerely, Janet

  8. Kermit and Karen, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

  9. Kay, Kermit, Orville and Deb, Sorry to hear about your mother…I know it is hard to let go but she is in a much better place. Joyce

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