Beulah L. Jackson Tustison

February 15, 1922February 5, 2013

BEULAH L. TUSTISON, 90, of Harlan, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Allen County, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Lena Jackson. She retired as manager of the Harlan Library after 25 years of service in 1993. She was a member of Harlan United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Janise (Kevin) Griggs of Harlan; grandchildren, Steven Coon and Michelle (Darryl) Cooper, both of Fort Wayne, and Stacy (Mike) Stevens of Woodburn; great-grandchildren, Jenn and Bryant Coon, Justin and Jarrett Graber, Chase, Kylee and Mason Stevens; great-great-grandson, Ethan Gerardot; sister, Margarette Bashore of Fort Wayne; niece, Barb Maynard; and nephew, David Bashore. She was also preceded on death by her husband, Duke, in 1984; and brother, Kenneth Jackson. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Harlan United Methodist Church, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Steve Bard officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Burial in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan. Preferred memorials to Harlan United Methodist Church Food Bank. Please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2013

Beulah L. Jackson Tustison

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Sandra Koch

February 7, 2013

My sympathy to the Tustison family. I used to love going to the Harlan library in my childhood, lots of happy memories there. Miss Tustison rented an apartment in Harlan from my dad for years so I still got to see her from time to time.

Michelle Cooper

February 7, 2013

To my beautiful amazing gram. I am forever grateful for all you have been to me and how wonderful of a role model you have been. You have taught me so much and showed me how to be a strong woman. I will miss you terribly, but am so happy that you are in heaven and no longer hurting. I look forward to the day when I can hug you and tell you once again how very much I love you.

Your granddaughter,

February 7, 2013

Dear Jan & Kevin, It has been a joy to know Dearest Beulah. She was fun to be with, created beautiful needlework, and loved people. May your precious memories comfort you and your family. Blessings & Love, Joan Tustison Poling

Maggie Amstutz-Fiedler

February 6, 2013

Jan & Family,
Beulah's death marks the end of a generation of wonderful friends and neighbors. I always enjoyed going to the library and talking with her about different books and topics. She showed interest in what ever author you were reading and gave many suggestions on others to read. I believe that Beulah helped me develop my joy of reading. I also remember many hours spent watching your Mom cut and style my Mom's hair. These were two great women that cared about Harlan and the people in it. May the following days help you find comfort in knowing that you Mom is at peace.
With Love & Friendship,

February 6, 2013

Jan & Keith,
Our prayers are with you at this time. We have so enjoyed getting to know Beulah and we will miss her happy smile and delightful wit.
Gary & Lois Tustison