Beulah Rose (Einspahr) Purdy
Beulah Rose (Einspahr) Purdy was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Enders, Nebraska to Theodore William and Susie Virginia (Herbert) Einspahr. Beulah grew up in Enders and attended school in Wauneta through the eighth grade.
On Sept. 29, 1934, Beulah married Clyde Edward Leon Purdy in Oberlin, Kansas and to this union four children were born: Gary, Marles, Ron and Jerry. Beulah and Clyde first settled in Wauneta, Nebraska, and later resided in Payette, Idaho; Burns, Oregon; Imperial, North Platte, Ogallala and Grant, Nebraska, before moving back to Wauneta. Beulah was employed as a cook in a café in Wauneta. She also worked at the Heritage of Wauneta nursing home and the Wauneta Creamery.
Beulah enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, quilting and embroidery. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and she especially loved giving them all Christmas gifts.
Beulah passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Wauneta Care and Therapy Center. She was 99 years of age.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband Clyde; parents Theodore and Susie Einspahr; son Gary; daughter-in-law Dorene Purdy; son-in-law Melvin Rowley; brothers Dick Einspahr and wife Ann, Bob Einspahr, Don Einspahr and wife Pat, Wayne Einspahr and wife Shirley; sisters Millie Long and husband Bud, Norma Jean Schultz and husband Joe; great-granddaughters: Jessie Purdy and Katie Rowley.
Survivors include daughter Marles Rowley of Spring Hill, Florida; sons Ronald Purdy and wife Sherie of Ogallala, Jerry Purdy and wife Tina of Imperial; 16 grandchildren, Terry Rowley and wife Sandy of Albany, Oregon; Tammi Cash and husband John of Spring Hill, Florida; Tim Rowley and wife Pam of Grant, Nebraska; Jolene Stephenson and husband Dan of Branson, Missouri; Jodie Touslee and friend Lary of Fort Scott, Kansas; Jeff Rowley and wife Kim of Wichita, Kansas; Rick Purdy and wife Noelle of Collins Iowa; Craig Purdy and wife Laura of Kearney, Nebraska; Randy Purdy and wife Lisa of Elm Creek, Nebraska; Kristie Loudermilk and husband Ed of Bellevue, Nebraska; Bryon Purdy of Ogallala; Lisa Roberts and husband Nick of Port Arthur, Texas; Amy LaVante and husband Kevin of North Platte; Stephanie Wiezorek and husband Wade of Hershey, Nebraska; Jeremy Purdy of Imperial; Jason Purdy and wife Erin of Hutchinson, Kansas; 27 great-grandchildren, Rachael and Gary Purdy; Kellen Purdy; Randall Purdy and wife Paige; Jolie and Brie Purdy; Derek Loudermilk and wife Amber; Tasha Loudermilk and friend Chris Hearn; Krystal Loudermilk and friend Chris Yost; Dylan and Aspen LaVante; Jonah, Silas, Eden, Miriam and Sparrow Purdy; Angela Reamer and husband Eric; Sam Rowley; Joshua Schmidt and wife Hannah; Jason Schmidt; Jacob Stephenson; Liz Touslee; Ryan Touslee; Korina Rowley and Kade Rowley; three great-great-grandchildren Urijah Loudermilk, Gracie Loudermilk and Ellie Reamer; brother Alvin Einspahr and wife Kay of Enders, Nebraska; sister Delores Cappel and husband Claude of McCook, Nebraska.
Funeral Services for Beulah were held Tuesday morning, May 21, 2019 at the Imperial Berean Church, with Pastor Matt Maxwell and Rev. Gary Hunt officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery Imperial.
Visitation was held Monday afternoon, May 20, 2019 at the funeral home in Imperial.
A memorial has been suggested to the Purdy family to be donated in Beulah’s memory.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.