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Information for Ruth Francis Stull Beasley Petry
30 April 1907 - 9 April 1997
Obituary from The Caldwell News-Tribune
13 April 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ruth Stull
Beasley Petry

     Ruth Francis Stull Beasley Petry entered her heavenly rest on Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at a local nursing facility.
    Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, ID.  Rev. John Payne of Ministry to the Aged will officiate.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian.
    Ruth was born the first child of Charles Walter and Mabel Dunham Stull on April 30, 1907, in Waterloo, Iowa. Her early years were spent in Waterloo.  She then attended High School, Moody Bible Institute, Judson College and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois graduating in 1930.  In 1926, Albert Ector Beasley and Ruth were married in Chicago where they completed their educations and both graduated with the same theological degree.  After Albert's ordination, the couple moved to Idaho.  They served Idaho parishes in Knull, Gooding, Wilder and Pocatello.  During World War II, Ruth remained in Wilder with their three children, while Albert served in the U.S. Air Force as a Chaplain.  Albert was killed in a military airplane crash in 1949.  Ruth then moved to Caldwell and later to Boise. She was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper and retired from the Title Insurance Company after 16 1/2 years.  She was a former member of Boise Camera Club, Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist Club, and Gold Star Wives.  In 1963, Ruth married Edward H. Petry.  Together, they enjoyed church activities, camera club, traveling and friends.  Ed died in 1973.  Ruth remained in Boise and donated many hours to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, the Old Penitentiary, and the Veterans Hospital.
    Beside her husbands, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and her son Richard E. Beasley.  She is survived by Dick's wife, June of Flagstaff, Arizona; One son, Charles Albert (Bud) Beasley and his wife Connie Applegate Beasley of Riverside, California; One daughter, Rebecca Beasley Ander and her husband Daryl E. Ander of Boise, Idaho; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great- grandchildren.  Other survivors include her sister-in-law Margaret Stull Fogdall of Carefree, Arizona, one niece; and numerous friends.
    The family requests that memorials be made to the Beasley Memorial Scholarship at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 550 East Butterfield Road, Lombard, Illinois 60148, to the Dick Beasley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 4094, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011; or to the Ministry to the Aged, P.O. Box 45237, Boise, Idaho 83711.
    Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian.



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