Beulah O. (Williams) Smith-Brickey, 98, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. She was a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community and a former resident of Greenwood, Morgantown and Homosassa, Florida.
Beulah was born in Morgantown on Feb. 10, 1916, to her parents, the late Elmer D. and Pauline C. (Carey) Williams. She was a 1934 graduate of Morgantown High School, where she was a member of her high school Harmony Four Quartet. She went on to marry Leonard “Abe” Smith on Aug. 4, 1934, in Trafalgar.
Together they raised their children, Lee (Syble) Smith of Morgantown and Lora (Bill) Fesler of Whiteland.
Abe preceded her in death on March 3, 1962, after 27 devoted years of marriage. On Nov. 19, 1966, Beulah married Lee J. Brickey in Morgantown. He lovingly survives after 48 years of marriage.
Beulah also is survived by her grandchildren, Kay (Curt) Richter of Avon, Greg (Lori) Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kathy (Mark) Wilkerson and Scott Fesler, both of Greenwood, and Kelli (Brian) Webb of Whiteland; and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Joe Richter, Abby and Claire Smith, Will and Adam Fesler, and Katie and A.J. Webb.
Beulah was preceded in death by siblings, Wilma Harmon and Norman Williams.
She was the oldest living member of First Christian Church of Morgantown, with 84 years of membership.
At the age of 13, she found her true passion of playing the piano and organ. Beulah taught piano and organ for more than 30 years. She played the piano at her church in Morgantown and at churches in Florida for more than 75 years.
During the 1960s, Beulah worked as an assistant administrator for the Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville. She also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and playing cards.
The Revs. Burt Brock and Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service at noon Monday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Beulah to the First Christian Church of Morgantown building fund, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.