Beulah C. Gramelspacher, 86, Jasper

Beulah C. Gramelspacher, 86, of Jasper, died Friday, March 13, at her home. She was born in Corning September 30, 1933, to Michael L. and Mary E. (Grannan) Doyle. She married John “Jack” Gramelspacher October 24, 1953, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. He died January 7, 2010.

Beulah worked in admissions at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, as a receptionist for Drs. Ploetner, Beaven, and Kemker, and retired as an activities coordinator at the Providence Home in Jasper. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Anne’s Sodality,  and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella.  She was a eucharistic minister and active in the Cursillo movement, RCIA program, and the Search Youth program. She was a member of the VFW Post 673 auxiliary and enjoyed canning, quilting, sewing, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Gramelspacher and wife Sharon, Jasper, and Myron Gramelspacher and wife Kim, Powell, Ohio; two daughters; Joan Lutz and husband Richard and Jane Kremer and husband Ronald, all of Evansville; 11 grandchildren, Elizabeth Flatt, John, Ella, and Evan Gramelspacher, Amy Beckman, Maria Heathcott, Katie Schultz, Joseph and Jena Lutz, and Matthew and Adam Kremer; 10 great-grandchildren; Aubrey, Madelyn, and Jack Flatt, Kilynn Young, Kevin, Hannah and Haleigh Gramelspacher, Addalyn and Ava Beckman, and Gunner Heathcott.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Ambrose Doyle, and one sister, Margie Colvin.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Anne’s Sodality and the Jasper Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m at the funeral home, the VFW Post 673 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Father Ted Tempel will officiate.

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