On Thursday, June 8, 2023, Beulah Rose (Lancy) Roustio passed away peacefully with her beloved husband, Earl, at her side. She was 91 years old. Beulah was born on August 19, 1931, at home, to Erba Pauline (Harrison) Lancy and Ellis Louis Lancy in E. St. Louis, Illinois.
Beulah was a beautiful soul with a generous heart and giving nature. She spent her life in service to God and family. She was a talented musician, who started piano lessons at age 6, and was playing during church services by age 12. Beulah graduated high school in 1949 and received an engagement ring from Earl Lawrence Roustio Jr. as a graduation gift. They married on November 22, 1950 and were blessed with 72 years together.
In 1949 she enrolled in Belleville Jr. College where she majored in piano and minored in voice. In the 1950’s Beulah worked as the private secretary to the State Tax Commissioner in Nebraska. When the family moved to Indiana she returned to school and became a substitute teacher in the Independence Hill School system and later in the Frankfort School System. When her children were older, she joined the sales team at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, Indiana.
Beulah was the central figure in the lives of her husband and their 6 children. She managed to juggle a hectic home life and support Earl in the role of pastor’s wife. She was greatly involved in the inner workings of the church, lead womens’ groups, counseled those in need, hosted numerous events, but was best known for her musical talents on the piano and organ. She could be found at the keyboard during every church service.
Beulah had a servant heart and an open door. There was always food and shelter for anyone in need. She loved to shop and travel, she loved to read, and she never lost a game of Scrabble.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 12 Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2056 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, Ind. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the church. Colton Crum will officiate the service. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.
her husband, Reverend Earl Lawrence Roustio, Jr, and her brother Edward Lancy. Her legacy lives on in her children; Brenda (Robert) Marcotte, Lauren Spencer, Pamela (Stephan Watts) Roustio, David (Shawn Valentine) Roustio, Linda (Bradford) Kohlmeyer, Lisa (Gary) Crum, her 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren (and one more on the way).
her parents Pauline and Ellis Lancy, and her brother James Lancy. The song has ended, but the melody lingers on….Irving Berlin