Beulah June Rine
MASA, Ariz. — Beulah June Rine (B.J., as friends called her) passed away March 18, 2008, after a brief illness.
She was a compassionate woman who enjoyed helping others. She was born at Round Grove in White Side County, Ill., on March 5, 1927, to the late Carl and Edna (Blumhoff) Walters.
Beulah met Harry, the love of her life, through his brother, James. Beulah’s brother, Ervin, and James were friends in the Army. After dating for a while, Beulah and Harry were married on Aug. 17, 1946. They had been happily married for 61 years and have three wonderful children.
For over 15 years Beulah worked for the Ohio State Patrol Department giving the written driver’s exam. She was very active assisting her husband in the Shriners. She was an Oriental Shriner and was honored with the highest title, “Lady 33rd.” She also was in Eastern Star (Bladensburg), Shriners of North America, American Legion Auxiliary for 32 years in Mount Vernon, and Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Mount Vernon. Beulah supported her husband when he was elected to serve as the Knox County Recorder for over 24 years. They moved to Arizona after retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers, Leroy and Floyd; brother, Arthur Walters of Rock Falls, Ill.; sisters, Irene Seyller of Prophetstown, Ill., Rose Rick of Morrison, Ill., Violet McCune of Wisconsin; a sister, Ester Paschal of Rock Falls, Ill., (who passed away on March 30, 2008); an infant daughter, Cynthia Marie; and three granddaughters, Toby Nicole Rine, Breanna Nicole Rine and Saundra Ann Marquez.
Beulah will be sadly missed by her husband, Harry Rine; son, H. Michael (Shelley) Rine; grandson, Joshua Rine of North Port, Fla.; two daughters, Rebecca (Larry) Summerfield of Kissimmee, Fla., and Meredith (Carl) Tiller of Chesterville; her four granddaughters, Kelly Tiller of Mount Vernon, Michelle Tiller of Fredericktown, Amy (Keith) Meadows of Fredericktown and Ginger (Joe) DeCoio of Mesa, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Allison and Karlie Meadows, Brandon Adkins and Zach DeCoio; one brother, Ervin Walters of Rock Falls, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a loving sister-in-law, Vora Williams of Mesa, Ariz.
There were no funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be planned at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family.