July 24, 1921 – April 14, 2020
Beulah Evans Johnson, 98, formerly of Connersville, died Tuesday April 14, 2020 at Woodland Country Manor in Oxford, Ohio.
Beulah was born July 24, 1921 in Jackson County, Kentucky, but grew up in Laurel County, Kentucky. The daughter of Alfred "Al" and Elizabeth Johnson Evans. She was a graduate of Hazel Green High School in Laurel County, Kentucky in 1940. Beulah continued her education at Lindsey Wilson Jr. College in Adair County, Kentucky graduating from there in 1942. She was a teacher for several years in Laurel County. Beulah came to Connersville in 1945, then shortly after returning to school to graduate in 1962 from Eastern Kentucky State College. The same year Beulah was employed with the Fayette County School Corporation. She completed her Master of Science degree at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1967. Beulah finished her teaching career at Maplewood Elementary School in 1984 retiring after 22 years in teaching.
Beulah belonged to several organizations including, NEA, IRTA, Elizabeth A. Blacker Club, AARP, Indiana State Teacher Association and a life member of the National Education Association. Beulah was a devoted member of the Park Road Christian Center.
Beulah is survived by her daughters: Janet Johnson Herbert and Raymond of Cincinnati, Judy Eileen Johnson Slinker and Jerry of Hamilton, OH; 5 grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Beulah is preceded in death by her brothers: Walker Evans, George Evans, William Evans, Edward Evans; sisters: Maxine Evans Dyehouse, Amanda Evans; son-in-law: Jerry Slinker.
Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, has been entrusted with services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritans Purse.
Monday, April 20, 2020
April 24, 2020
Beulah was such a sweet and kind lady! I met her while working at Millers Cafeteria many years ago. She came in to eat often and made it a point to get to know me. We really hit it off when she found out I was going to college to be an elementary teacher. She often shared encouraging words regarding her love of teaching and it's rewards! She even brought me some teaching materials she had saved after retiring that she thought I might be able to use. I was thankful for her giving heart! Throughout my teaching career I have thought of her. I think she would be proud to know that I have been teaching at Maplewood for about 21 years now! I am also a first grade teacher! I am glad I got to know her! Sending my condolences to your family! May she rest in peace!
April 24, 2020
Judy, Janet and Families,
Klaere, the kids and I send our condolences for your loss.
April 22, 2020
I had the joy of doing Beulahs hair many times when I worked at Fiesta in Connersville. We loved it when she came in. She had great stories about her life and family. She would read the newspaper or tell us about something bizarre she watched on tv. She was just a joy. Always wearing bright colors. One day she walked/ran in after surgery so we could she she was in no longer in need if a cane. We talked about her often and tried to find her. So sorry that she has passed.
April 21, 2020
Judy, Karen, Jason, Chris and Janet, we are so very sorry for your loss. Beulah was such a lovely, generous lady.
The year she spent in my kindergarten while Chris was there, was such a fun and productive time. It wasn’t just we, Chris and I, who benefited from her love , her caring , her past knowledge as an educator; but our entire class.
She always had an available lap or hug, or ‘ear to listen’. We all loved her ! By her warm and gracious presence, we all were so very enriched.
I will always be grateful for the example she set for me as an educator.
It isn’t just we, but all the children she had in her own past classes, I’m sure are very grateful for the privilege of having been one of her students.
Please know your grief is shared and that she was beloved by many.
Sending our deepest love and sympathy,
Gil and Sue😢💖🌸
April 21, 2020
Judy and Janet,
I am so sorry to hear about Beulah's passing. She lived a full and long life. I have special memories of her sweet humor and smile and she was a beautiful and intelligent lady . She was always so kind to my mother Augusta and me when we rented from her. I know they bonded right away, since they were both Kentucky bred gals, and mom had the utmost respect for her. I'm sorry that during these times of a pandemic that I couldn't be able to see her and you and your family and attend the service. Please know that my thoughts are with you today and always.
April 19, 2020
“Rake it to the side”, she said, about the sauce on the chicken dish that tasted like car exhaust, served at the now defunct Alexander House restaurant. How she said it – in her matter-of-fact, no-cause-for-alarm, southern-gracious way of speaking – just emphasized the humor of the situation. That was Granny, always able to make the best of circumstances, never deterred, all the while encouraging others through her quick wit and positive outlook. You will be missed, Beulah Johnson
April 17, 2020
Judy and Janet, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Grover and Marcia Boggs
April 15, 2020
Beulah was a special friend to both Vera McDaniel (my Mom) and me. She had a wonderful wry sense of humor whose laugh was contagious!! I'll always have special memories of how kind she was when Bessie Hyde, my aunt, passed away. She treated Mom and me to a tasty dinner,at Harold's Steer Inn. Her philosophy was "You two needed to get out of the house for an evening and let someone else wait on you"!! Again, thanks Beulah, for all of your thoughtfulness!!