Beulahmae Simmons Diehl 88, died April 19, 2011, at Hospice House, Hutchinson, KS.
Beulahmae Simmons Diehl 88, died April 19, 2011, at Hospice House, Hutchinson, KS. She was born January 16, 1923, to Marion Wade Simmons and Pearl Archibald Simmons on a farm at Haviland, KS. She married Fred H. Diehl on December 7, 1941, at Dodge City; KS. He died March 2006. They operated Diehl’s Dairy for over 55 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Dodge City. Survivors include; daughter Rebecca Partridge (Bud) Hutchinson, KS; sisters; JoAnn South, Medical Lake, WA; Marilyn Lowe, Etwah, TN; brother Archie W. Simmons (Shelby) Portland, OR; and sister-in-law Ella Simmons, Seattle, WA; grandchildren Ty Partridge (Megan), Royal Oak, MI; Tandy Bradford (Josh) Toledo, OH; and Tate Partridge (Megan), Hutchinson, KS. Two great grandchildren Grant Partridge and Blake Bradford. She was preceded in death by; parents, daughter, Mary Jane in 1964, brothers Gene Simmons and Marion Jr. Simmons, brothers-in-law, John E. South and Bill Lowe. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Church, Hutchinson, KS with Pastor Wayne Pittman presiding. There will be a private family burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, KS with a memorial service to follow Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, Dodge City, KS with Pastor Clyde Goff presiding. Memorial contributions can be made to Mennonite Manor, Hospice House or First Christian Church, Dodge City, all in care of the mortuary. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal condolence for the family.