Beulah Crowley, age 93, of Yankton, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton. Funeral service was 10 a.m., Thursday, May 27, at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, with Rev. Steve Weispfennig officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
Beulah Crowley was born on Aug. 22, 1916 in Bristol, NE to William and Florentine (Fiedler) Hinzman. She attended school in Lake Andes, and graduated from Lake Andes High School. Beulah attended Springfield Normal for one year. She married Henry Crowley on Oct. 2, 1943 and they lived in Yankton during their marriage. Beulah and Henry were blessed with four children, Yvonne (John) Paulson of Rapid City, Mark (Kathleen) Crowley of Vermillion, Lois (James) Welnick of Glendale, AZ, and Coletta Eaves of Yankton. Henry passed away on April 8, 1962. In 1973, Beulah was employed by Sacred Heart Hospital in the housekeeping department and continued working there until her retirement in 1987.
Beulah is survived by her four children, one sister, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister and two brothers.