Beatrice A. “Bea” Tawse

October 16, 1922 ‒ September 07, 2014

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Beatrice A. “Bea” Tawse, 91, of Bellville passed away Sunday September 7, 2014 in Wedgewood Estates manor house.

The daughter of Frank and Linda (Ochs) Mueller, Beatrice was born October 16, 1922 in Brecksville and was graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1941.

On June 28, 1947 she married Raymond A. Tawse.

For 17 Years, Bea worked as a sales clerk for The May Company and retired in 1984.

In 2003 Bea moved from Wadsworth to Bellville.  Bea loved flowers.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sewing.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Bea is survived by her children Thomas (Sandra) Tawse of Acworth, Georgia, Linda (Robert) Lull of Bellville, James (Debra) Tawse of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren Kimberly (Anthony) Brown of Miamisburg, Jason (Amber) Tawse of Spring, Texas, Laura (Chase) Riddle of Butler, and Nicholas Tawse of The Woodlands, Texas; great grandchildren Kendall and Addison Brown, Jayna Tawse, Teegan, Tenley, and Kace Riddle; step great grandchildren Tyler Potter and Kayden Adkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Tawse; grandson Robbie Lull, sisters Rosemary Cunningham and Kathryn Mravec and brothers Robert and Richard Mueller, step grandson Donald Potter.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 4-7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church Street, Bellville, where Pastor Doug Pretorius will officiate.  Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society may be made through the funeral home.

Bea’s family would like to thank the staff of Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice and Wedgewood Estates for the wonderful and attentive care given to Bea.

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  • Wishing you and your family strength and peace. You’re in our thoughts,hearts,and prayers. Our deepest sympathy.

  • We will miss Bea. She was a very kind, gentle lady, who always greeted me with a smile and a hug. Such a classy lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know she is in a better place, glad to be reunited with Ray and Robbie

  • I can still remember walking into her home as the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies filled the air and seeing her loving smile. Throughout my life, I have always looked up to my grandmother for her guidance and life lessons. She has taught me to work hard and be giving to those around me. Even though I lived so far away, I knew she was always a phone call away. I will miss her more than words can describe; however, every time I see a cardinal, I will be reminded of her love for these beautiful birds and especially her constant giving, humble attitude, and undying love for her family. It has been said that cardinals represent “keeping your head up” and “keeping the faith,” and I know that every time I see a cardinal, she is watching over me and smiling. I love you so much Grandma, and I know I will see you again someday.

    Psalm 23:
    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right path for his name’s sake.
    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
    Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

  • I worked with Bea at O’Neil’s. She taught me the ropes and so many other life lessons I could never list them all here. There many things that are part of what I still do in my work that can be traced back to her influence. Years after she retired, a new person would ask why we were doing something. Our answer would always be: “Bea Tawse” (an obvious play on her name). We told her about that when she visited. She seemed pleased! To this day when someone challenges me that we don’t need to do things the right way, her name sings in my mind. Rest well in heaven, Bea. It just became that much richer with you in residence.