Beulah Mae Williams

June 20, 1929 ‒ June 10, 2015

Prospect, Ohio

Beulah Mae Williams, age 85, of Prospect, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 20, 1929 to the late Oscar and Mildred (Rhoads) Murphy in Meeker, Ohio.

Beulah was a 1947 graduate of Meeker High School.  After high school, she attended the Marion Business College and graduated in 1948.  In 1976 Beulah was awarded an honorary American Farming Degree.

On November 26, 1950 Beulah married the love of her life, Donald S. Williams, in The Meeker United Methodist Church.  Together they enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage and raised 7 wonderful children. Beulah was a devoted grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Beulah worked for and was a member of the Marion County Farm Bureau.  She also worked for the Marion County Clerk of Courts as a Deputy Clerk and was FHA State Homemaker.  To no surprise, she was a devoted farmer, loving housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She truly loved spending time with her family and making many memories on the family farm.

A woman of true faith, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Donald S. Williams; her children Linda M. (Mike) Todd of Fort Wayne, In., David S. (Nancy) Williams of Richwood, Dwight S. (Kathy) Williams of Marion, Cheryl M. (Rod) Haberman of Marion, Keith (Donna) Williams of Prospect, Janet  K. (Bill) Converse of Raymond, and Marlene J. Carney of Thurston;  grandchildren Jason Todd, Jeremy Todd,  John Todd, Amy Williams, Anne Williams-Lloyd, Laura Williams, Heather Haberman-Schisler, Brad, Chelsey Haberman, Ben Williams, Henry Williams, Helen Williams, Jarred Converse, Dustin Converse, Bill Converse, Brent Carney  13 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Carl Murphy of Morral.

She was met at Heaven’s gates by her parents, brothers Howard and Lowell Murphy, and great grandson Mason Converse.

Family will greet friends on Friday June 12, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral, 360 East Center Street Marion, Ohio.  Funeral services will be at the funeral home Saturday June 13th at 10:00am Reverend Rob Howard will officiate and burial will follow in the Waldo Cemetery.

Memorial contribution can be made to the Williams Family for a Scholarship Fund that will be set up to benefit Marion County 4-H or FFA members.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Beulah’s family.  Condolences can be made at

  • Marlene im so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. My prayers and thoughts to you..your dad..and family.

  • Tom and I are so sorry for your loss of Beulah. She was a wonderful woman. Always enjoyed talking with her. Bet Lowell and Howard were happy to see their sister though and celebrating life in Heaven! Wishing you much comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Marlene, Brent and family.

    My thoughts are with you all during this most difficult and painful time. Words seem so inadequate at times like these. Plese know that I am thinking of you and hoping that as time goes by, the many memories will fill your hearts with light. You Mother was an amazing person…always with a smile on her face.

    Lois Neff

  • From all the Lane Family to all of Beulah’s love ones she will always be missed.
    Your family were wonderful neighbors to have growing up on Bethlehem Rd.
    May God Bless.
    Jim,Don,Jack and Peggy

  • To the Williams Family: I did not know her personally, but felt I knew much more about her after reading the summary of her life. Best wishes and smiling days ahead are thought of for my dad’s relatives, Lynn and Gary Gruber, and their 4 children. My condolences for the loss of your aunt & great aunt.

    Rhonda Meeks,
    South Florida

  • Janet and Family

    After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. I am here if you need anything. My heart truly goes out to you as I do know how you feel. You and your family are in my prayers.