Merseal, Beulah Marie

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9;00 AM Monday, May 7, 2018

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO


Beulah Marie Merseal of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on May 2, 2018, having reached the age of eighty-seven years, one month and twenty days. Beulah was born in Old Mines, MO, on March 12, 1931, daughter of George Michael DeClue and Barbara Ellendor DeClue nee Nash. As a young woman she was blessed to have one son. On October 23, 1954, she was united in marriage to Joseph Howard Merseal and he loved her son as his own.

Beulah is survived by three grandchildren, George DeClue and wife, Angela, of St. Clair, MO, Jason DeClue and wife, Tiffany, of Robertsville, MO and Helen Gardner and husband, Dennis, of Park Hills, MO; by one brother, Joe DeClue of Union, MO; by one sister, Carol Moran of St. Clair; by eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Beulah was preceded in death by her father, George DeClue; by her mother, Barbara DeClue Tate; by her step-father, Alonza Tate; by her husband, Joseph Merseal; by her son, Charles DeClue, known to most as Chuck; by her daughter-in-law, Idia DeClue; by six brothers, David, George, Gene, Mikel, Glen and Bennet DeClue, and by three sisters, Mary Lucas, Betty Stanley and Grace Benton.

Beulah was a Christian of the Catholic believing in the Lord as her Savior. She was a member of VFW Post 2482 Ladies Auxiliary of St. Clair, MO. She made caring for her home and family her mission in life and never tired of her duty. Beulah had a variety of interests in her life, including fishing, camping and going on trips. She loved to sew and work in her garden. Beulah was an avid reader that also liked to do puzzles. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart and she cherished the time spent with them. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will never be forgotten.

A loving and devoted grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great, great-geat and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 7, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with Father Eric Kunz officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.