Author Topic: EASTMAN, Beaulah Mae (Harp) - b. October 2, 1927 - d. April 10, 2021  (Read 96 times)

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Beaulah Mae Eastman joined her best friend and partner in heaven on April 10, 2021 at peace in her Wichita, Kansas home.  Her youngest daughter was by her side, and she was in her 93rd year.  She was born on October 2, 1927 in the oil boom town of Whittenburg, Texas to Virgil Harp and Anna (Clark) Harp-Littrell.  Beaulah's family moved to Grenola, Kansas after the death of her father in an industrial accident when she was 7 years old.

Beaulah's life was one of deep love for the family's land and heritage in Elk County, Kansas where she first met Billy J. "Bill" Eastman, her husband of 73 years who passed away on November 29, 2020.   This was the site of treasured family moments with her  husband, children, grandbabies, and friends.   She had a biting wit and deep intellect and was known for her financial acumen and ability to plan for every event life presented her.  Since the 1950s, Beaulah alongside Bill and her children, were member of the First Christian Church of Haysville, Kansas.  She was an important presence at Sunday sermons, youth clubs, Bible studies, Vacation Bible Schools, and Easter and Christmas Eve services.
It was at the First Christian Church where Bill and Beaulah met their best friends and laid a foundation of faith for their children.

Beaulah was the loving mother of five, Karen (David) Everhart, William "Chip" (Sherri) Eastman, Tom (Teri) Eastman, Mark (Natalie) Eastman, and Jeanette (Patrick) Falley.  She was the dear sister of Doris McClure, brother-in-law (Marcita) Eastman, Carolyn Eastman, and Marge Eastman.  She is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and many good friends.

Beaulah was passionate and proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numbered 45 and climbing, living a life in devotion to their safety and future.  She instilled in her grandchildren a deep affection for learning and service to others, touting to her friends the education and jobs in the ranks of her grandbabies - Shockers, Wildcats, Jayhwks, and more.  Her grandchidlren are mothers, fathers, partners, and police officers.  They lead nonprofits and community organizations.  They are teachers, financial advisors, ministers, marketers, and consultants.  Her grandchildren play football, are engineers, administrators, community leaders and medical professionals.  The love she gave to those closest to her ripples far beyond the quiet hills of her Elk County pasture.   

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Haysville, Kansas.  Committal services followed at 2:00 p.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas.  A memorial has been established at the First Christian Church, Attn: Playground, 7465 South Meridian, Haysville, Kansas 67060.  Webb-Shinkle Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Webb-Shinkle Funeral Home website)

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