JUNCTION – Beulah I. Patton, 99, one of Gallatin County's oldest residents, passed on this life on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Ridgway Rehab and Nursing Center.
She was born March 4, 1917, in Junction to the late Joseph and Kathryn (Dutton) Wiltshire. On March 9, 1935, she married Robert Patton, who preceded her in death in 2002.
Beulah was a very hard working, dedicated and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to be outside tending to her yard and garden. She also loved to can, listen to Cardinal ballgames and take care of her family.
She was a good Christian woman who attended Pisgah General Baptist Church, where she was very active in the monthly Bible class social.
Beulah had been president of Leavell Hill Cemetery next to her home.
She will be so fondly remembered and missed.
Survivors include three sons, Bob (Carol) Patton of Junction, David (Marsha) Patton of East Alton and Kenny (Carolyn) Patton of Equality; two daughters, Mary (Arthur) Heath of Shawneetown and Myrna (Leo) Hall of Norris City; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-granchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy Patton; four brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway with the Rev. Steve Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Leavell Hill Cemetery near Junction. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leavell Hill Cemetery in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
A note of comfort may be left for the family at www.coxandson.com.