Myers-Reed Chapel


Beverly Balfe Belush

August 3, 1934October 2, 2020

Beverly Balfe Belush, 86, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. She is survived by Richard Belush, her loving husband of 58 years, daughter Teresa Belush and granddaughter Heather Sturgill of Indianapolis, son Thomas Belush and daughter-in law-Jennifer Purser of Sherwood, Oregon, four siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

Beverly was born August 3, 1934 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and raised in West Palm Beach as the oldest of five siblings.

She graduated from the University of Florida in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and she subsequently worked as a school teacher in West Palm Beach. After marrying Richard in 1962, they lived in various locations around the United States in connection with Richard’s work as an engineer, which led to Columbus in 1974. Early in their marriage, Beverly learned to fly so she could land the family plane. She was a devoted housewife and mother.

Upon moving to Columbus, Beverly immediately became active in the community. Over the years she was a volunteer Columbus architectural tour guide, volunteer teacher of English as a second language, and an active member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and local groups such as Welcome Wagon and Loquacious Lassies.

A visitation will be held from 4-6pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Myers-Reed Chapel, followed immediately by a rosary service. A Memorial Mass for Beverly will be held at 10 am, Friday, October 9, 2020 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.

In keeping with Indiana guidelines, social distancing must be followed and masks are required at the funeral home as well as at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, or a charity of your choice.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Belush family.


  • Richard Belush, Husband
  • Teresa Belush, Daughter
  • Heather Sturgill, Granddaughter
  • Thomas Belush, Son
  • Jennifer Purser, Daughter-in-law
  • Beverly is also survived by four siblings and many nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, October 9, 2020



Beverly Balfe Belush

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Barbara Stein

October 9, 2020

The funeral Mass was beautiful! Thanks so much to St Bartholomew parish for sharing the livestream video for those of us who were unable to attend.

Jim Fleming

October 5, 2020

Sorry to hear of Bev's passing. Remember the good times and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim & Donna

Martha Bartels

October 5, 2020

Uncle Dick, Terry and Tom,
We were so sad to hear about Aunt Bev. I just read the beautiful tribute and never knew Aunt Bev knew how to fly the plane! So very glad for our reunions and the many memories. Love to all of you, Martha Bartels and family

Mary Saig

October 4, 2020

Uncle Dick, Terry & Tom,
The Saig family sends our love to you all! Aunt Bev will be missed. Prayers, Mary, Michael, Cat & Connor

Julie Bregande

October 4, 2020

Uncle Dick, Terry and Tom, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Julie and Mat


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