Funeral services for Bertha K. Beguelin, 104, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. She died on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.
Bertha was born on October 21, 1907 in McLouth, KS the daughter of William Shrines and Catherine Klyminzewski Lombard. She completed eighth grade at Valley Grove country school in 1920. She worked on her family farm north of Lawrence.
She was a retired dressmaker, who worked for 35 years in downtown stores, including the last 25 years at Weavers Department Store. She retired in 1985.
Bertha and her husband were active in square dancing clubs for over forty years and were members of the Trinity Lutheran Church for seventy years. She loved dancing, round dancing, bible studies, quilting, bridge, bingo and was a fabulous pie maker.
She married Harry Edward Beguelin on April 20, 1926 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death in July 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (wife, Donna) Beguelin, Lawrence, KS and Les (wife, Jean) Beguelin, Topeka, KS, five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Trinity Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
We are sorry for your loss but know she is in a better place. She was blessed with a wonderful family and a long active life.
I was thinking about her and praying for her this morning. How wonderful that she is with the Lord and waiting for us to join her. My sympathy to her dear family.
So sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. She was a dear, sweet aunt to me, and I have many precious memories of her & look forward to seeing her again one day. With my deepest sympathy.
Les and Jean,
Condolences to you upon the death of Bertha. She had a wonderful, long life.
We miss both of you at our Lawrence
Chapter, and hope you’ll visit us sometime. We still meet at Conroy’s Pub on 6th Street.
Sandy & Don Nease
WEE CAME TO HER SERVICES THIS
MORNING AND ENJOYED SEEING ALL
HER LARGE FAMILY. SHE WILL BE
MISSED BY EVERY ONE WHO TOUCHED
HER LIFE. OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL.
I have wonderful memories of Bertha and Harry. They were
wonderful neighbors and I can still see them square dancing
at the 4-H fairgrounds on those starlit evenings where the Beguelins always included
me as ” one of the family”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…