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Mary Lou Beuligmann

January 28, 1926 October 12, 2016
Mary Lou Beuligmann
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Mary Lou Beuligmann, 90, of Mount Carmel passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Wabash General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 28, 1926 in Mount Carmel the daughter of Donald and Augusta (Dougan) Coleman. She married Bernard G. Beuligmann on September 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 14, 1977 after 28 years of marriage.

Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel. She was a 1943 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. She became a Registered Nurse after graduating from Evansville St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1946. Mary Lou made a career in nursing having worked at Wabash General Hospital for forty years, several of which she was Director of Nurses. She then added another ten years of service at Oakview Heights Nursing Home. She was an avid golfer and a faithful St. Louis Cardinals fan. Mary Lou was one of the original founders of the girls’ softball league in Mount Carmel. During the local Sesquicentennial Celebration, she was given the title of Honorary Mayor. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Daughter’s of Isabella. Mary Lou joined her husband in the Catholic faith and made her First Holy Communion on her twenty first birthday. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Mary Lou will be remembered by her children, Maria (Rod) Paille, Michael (Judy) Beuligmann, Gregory (Tracy) Beuligmann, Martha (Bob) Alka, Margaret (Joe) Dougherty and Jean Lockhart; grandchildren, Rita Miller, Danielle Carwile, Lori Ferreira, Christopher Beuligmann, Matthew Beuligmann, Amy Price, Daniel Hall, Patrick Beuligmann, Jodi McMahel, Jared Alka, Jenna Alka, Emily Griffith, Ryan Dougherty, Clint Dougherty, Sabrina Waldroup, Alex Lockhart and Marissa Lockhart; twenty nine great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Loekle; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joseph Beuligmann on August 2, 2005; brothers, Hubert, Gilbert and Donald Coleman; sisters, Helen Lowenstein, Elma Spangler and Virginia Compton.

Family and friends are invited to gather 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. following Visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with, Father Pat Peter and Deacon Charlie Speaks officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou’s memory to St. Mary’s School, 427 Chestnut St. Mt. Carmel, IL 62863. Envelopes will be at the Church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Mary Lou’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Beuligmann family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

14

Oct

4:00 PM 10/14/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/14/2016 7:00:00 PM
Saint Mary's Catholic Church

125 W 5th St.
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Saint Mary's Catholic Church
125 W 5th St. Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

15

Oct

10:00 AM 10/15/2016 10:00:00 AM
Saint Mary's Catholic Church

125 W 5th St.
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Saint Mary's Catholic Church
125 W 5th St. Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States
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