Funeral Services for Beulah Bartos, age 92, of O’Neill, will be 10:30 A.M. Monday August 31, 2015 at Faith Community Church in O’Neill. Burial will be in the O’Neill cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 7:30 P.M. prayer service. Beulah passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Irving, TX. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be given to Faith Community Church in O’Neill.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Luree Jackson and husband Charles Scotty Jackson, of Irving, TX. Beulah Grace was born on August 2, 1923, in O’Neill, NE, to Charles Patterson and Maggie Bell (Gilliland) Siders. She was the youngest of 7 children. She was raised in Holt County, and graduated from O’Neill High School in 1941 at age 17. She then attended the University of Nebraska earning her Elementary Education Teaching Degree. On March 17, 1946, Beulah married Joe Bartos, Jr, at the First United Methodist Church in O’Neill. Pastor Lloyd W. Mullis officiated. To this union, one child was born, Karen Luree. Joe and Beulah were married 64 years when he passed away on August 17, 2010.
Beulah worked many different jobs. She taught 1st-8th Grades in one room rural schools in the O’Neill, Opportunity, and Chambers area. She also worked as a Sales Clerk at McDonald’s Dry Goods Store and Bowens Ben Franklin Store. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Hesteds Lee-Five & Dime Store for 11 years. This was a great Five & Dime Store to get the latest fad, like the first Hoola Hoop, fresh roasted nuts, or hand decorated Easter basket creations of chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies.
Beulah also worked part time as a bookkeeper for the Ford Garage. She was also an Administrative Secretary and Loan Officer for the Federal Land Bank for 20 years. She was acquainted with most of the farmers and ranchers in Holt and surrounding counties, and she understood the legal descriptions of the land holdings. Beulah was an active member of the PTA and O’Neill Band Boosters while her daughter attended O’Neill Public Grade and High School. She was one of the founding members and charter member of the Faith Community Church in O’Neill. She was active in church work and Christian Women’s Club/After Five Group, and found ways to help and encourage others when they needed it.
She volunteered for 10 years at the O’Neill Blood Mobile- she donated 8 gallons of her own blood over the years while encouraging others to donate. Beulah enjoyed needlework, quilting, painting, canning her homegrown vegetables, and working in the yard and garden. She was also an avid reader. Her pioneering spirit as a one room rural schoolteacher instilled in her family, the love of learning and reading.
After Beulah’s husband, Joe, passed away, she was a snowbird, spending the winter months in Texas with her Daughter Karen and Son-In-Law Scotty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Maggie Siders, her husband, Joe, 2 brothers, Ray and Everett Siders, 4 sisters; Goldie, Rebecca, Ethel and Erma.