In Loving Memory…

Beulah M. Peoples

Beulah Mae Peoples, 89, of Chillicothe, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe.

Born April 6, 1930, in Syracuse, she was the youngest child of George H. and Lelia (Gulick) Peoples.

Beulah’s life was dedicated to serving the Lord. She was a lifelong Southern Baptist and was most recently a member of East Sedalia Baptist Church.

Beulah received her education from Southwest Baptist College, Warrensburg State Teachers College, Oklahoma Baptist University and Carver School of Missions and Social Work (now The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).

She was a teacher at Otterville Public Schools from 1954 to 1956, before becoming the Associate Director of the Woman’s Missionary Union for the Tennessee Baptist Convention where she served from 1958 to 1984. She then served as the Director of Mission Ministries and Woman’s Missionary Union for the Baptist Convention of New England from 1985 to 1997. Then, until her retirement, she was a Special Assigned Missionary for the North American Mission Board.

She took mission trips to the countries of England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Canada, Bahamas, Sweden, Korea, Scotland and Wales.

In her spare time, she enjoyed volleyball, tennis, hiking, photography and antiques.

She is survived by three nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Stanley and Carl.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tim Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to The Baptist Home (of Chillicothe) Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 87, Ironton, MO 63650.


  1. Nancy J Richmond

    Such a sweet “Sister in Christ”, prayer warrior, servant of the Lord

  2. My son and my wife loved Beulah as both of them worked with and for her at the Baptist Convention of New England. She was a great coworker in ministry as I served the BCNE as the Evangelism Director. What a great example of a dedicated servant of Christ.
    Ray Allen, retired

  3. Cynthia Brodersen

    I grew up in the Syracuse Baptist Church with Beaulah Mae. She was a wonderful Christian example for me. She continued serving our Lord Jesus Christ through her
    entire life. She is rejoicing with her Savior at this time.

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