April 19, 1921 - Jan. 27, 2013
ELKHART — Mrs. Beulah Y. Philbrook, 91, of Elkhart, passed away at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Valley View of Elkhart Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, following an extended illness.
She was born the youngest of 10 children April 19, 1921, in Marshall County to the late Watson S. and Mary Alice (Andrews) York. On Valentine’s Day in 1942, she married Everett G. Philbrook in East Haven, Conn. He passed away in Elkhart in 2000.
She is also preceded in death by her nine siblings.
Surviving are her son, Rodger Philbrook of Elkhart; her daughter, Katherine Detore of Seattle; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
No immediate services have been planned. In accordance with her wishes, Beulah’s remains have been donated to the Indiana University Anatomical Education Program in Indianapolis. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at the California Road Cemetery in Elkhart at a later date. Burial arrangements have been placed under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart.
Beulah was a homemaker and hairdresser who, in the 1960s and ’70s, had salons in Tyner and Plymouth. She enjoyed painting murals, tracing her family’s genealogy and working as a reporter for the Plymouth Pilot, where she would regularly submit all of the daily news from Tyner in a column known as the “Tyner News.” She was also the 1939 class valedictorian at Tyner High School.
Online condolences can reach the family at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.