Goshen News, Goshen, IN

May 6, 2013

Beulah ‘Honey’ Belle Graber

June 2, 1933-May 5, 2013


CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Beulah “Honey” Belle Graber, 79, passed away Sunday at Borgess Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 2, 1933 in Hazard, Ky., the daughter of Spicer and Elizabeth (Smith) Dock.

Mrs. Graber has been a longtime resident of this area. She and her husband Ervin, whom she married Sept. 7, 1952, have owned and operated Graber Industries for more than 50 years, where Beulah oversaw the day to day operations.

Beulah will be forever remembered for providing many meals for family and friends, which were often were the product of her fruitful labor in her garden, which included flowers and produce that she shared with many people. She loved hosting family gatherings and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Ervin Graber of Constantine; two daughters, Wilma (Paul) Wilder of Three Rivers and Faythe (Charles) Schrader of Centreville; a son, Tim (Judy) Graber of Three Rivers; six grandchildren, Aaron (Justine), Amy (Ross), Tim (Julia), Corry (Tim), Benjamin and Autumn (Brock); and 11 great grandchildren.

Beulah was the eldest of 10 siblings, all of whom survive.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hohner Funeral Home, Three Rivers.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Moorepark Community Church. The Rev. Ken Miller will officiate.

Interment will take place in Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be donated to the Moorepark Community Church, Three Rivers. Envelopes are available at the funeral home where online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.