Buelah G. Rapp, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her home in Flora.
Buelah was born October 3, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of Harry and Grace (Barr) Goad. She married Bill Rapp on December 21, 1946, in Morganfield, Kentucky, and together they shared 62 years of marriage. Buelah worked for several stores in Flora over the years where she enjoyed visiting and working with the public. She was a member and past president of Flora VFW Post #3999 Auxiliary, and a member of Flora American Legion Post #14 Auxiliary. Buelah’s great grandchildren brought her joy and she looked forward to and enjoyed going on rides in the country.
She is survived by her daughter: Judy Beard of Flora; 2 grandchildren: Randy Beard (Michelle Wilkins) of Louisville and Staci Houston of Flora; 3 great-grandchildren: Taylor Harmon (Dylan Shroyer), Miayah Houston, and Ethan Houston; 2 brothers-in-law: Mark Powless of Xenia and Maurice (Paula) Rapp of Charlotte, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son: Daniel; 1 brother: Harry Goad Jr.; and 2 sisters: Opal Powless and Norene Sessions.
A funeral service for Buelah Rapp will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Buelah’s memory may be given to Clay County Home Health or St. Louis Shriner’s Hospital and these will be accepted at the funeral home.