Beulah F. Benard, 95, of Montpelier, Ohio passed away at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
She was born on September 18, 1926 to Albert and Sarah (Moore) Lane in South Webster, Ohio. On December 21, 1951 she married William H.C. Benard, who preceded her in death on August 28, 1995.
Beulah was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Junction, Ohio, Order of Eastern Star Lodge, and Defiance Eagles #372. She worked as a cook at Defiance College for ten years, and at local nursing homes in the area for over 32 years until her retirement in 1984. Beulah loved to travel and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Beulah will be sadly missed by her daughters, Linda (Boyd) Vance of Oakwood, OH and Sarah (Robert) Anderson of Montpelier, OH, her sons, William C. (Mary) Benard and David M. (Patricia) Benard, all of Defiance, and Charles R. (Trish) Benard of Grover Hill, OH, 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Norma Jean Benard, brothers, Cecil, Richard and Curtis Lane, her sisters, Irma Richie and Virginia Neff, and her stepdaughter, Phyllis Harrell.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Ray Buell officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to the church, or American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.