Beulah Rose (Lancy) Roustio

June 8, 2023

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.

Survived by:

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).

Preceded by:

her parents Pauline and Ellis Lancy, and her brother James Lancy. The song has ended, but the melody lingers on….Irving Berlin


Leave your Condolences

26 Condolences for “Beulah Rose (Lancy) Roustio”

  1. Mary Harnesa June 9, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    So sorry Lisa and family! Deepest sympathy to you all.

  2. Sondus Asim June 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Pam & Steve- I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  3. Nicholas Etzold June 9, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    Pam, we’re very sorry for your loss. The girls and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  4. Jenny (Fuel) Smith June 9, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Laurie, I am so sorry to read about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Roberta Barth June 9, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Dear sweet cousin Beulah Rose. You have joined Aunt Pauline and Uncle Ellis. You have touched so many and will be missed in a way that words can’t describe.


  6. Chimento’s June 9, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    So sorry to hear that your mom passed, please let us know if there’s anything we can do. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Brenda Canada June 9, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom Brenda. Thoughts and lots of hugs.

  8. Ann Lewis June 9, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Remembering your family in prayer during this time!
    Ann Lewis
    Greenville SC

  9. Ernie Lewis June 9, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Pastor Roustio,
    We are sorry to hear about Beulah’s passing.
    Ernie and Teresa Lewis

  10. Landon Tyner June 9, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, we all loved her so much, she’s in our hearts forever.

  11. David Adams-DeLisle June 10, 2023 at 8:27 am

    My deepest condolences to the Roustio and Lancy families. I know the pain you feel, but also know your Faith will comfort you during this most difficult time. My love goes out to my dear friends David and Shawn. Your family means everything to you, I know that, so I am wrapping you in virtual hugs and prayers to bring you comfort.

  12. Janice Kersey June 10, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Very sorry to read of Beulah’s passing. She was a great neighbor here in Williams Creek. She will be missed by so many who’s lives she touched.

  13. John & Darla Large June 10, 2023 at 10:03 am

    So sorry for the family, but Beulah is very happy, no pain, walking on streets of gold. Prayers and Hugs for Family and Friends… Love and God Bless Comfort You All.

  14. Diane Harmon June 10, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I’m so sorry for this incredible loss to your family! My prayers are with you.

  15. Dianne Fausch June 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    My precious friend, so many prayers, so much love to you during this time. The journey has many bumps along the way but oh, the reward! DIANNE

  16. Patti Crockett June 11, 2023 at 9:14 am

    My loss to her family. We loved her so much.

  17. Ida Galey June 11, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with the family during this time. She will be missed.

  18. Jacque Douglas June 12, 2023 at 12:28 am

    Lisa & Gary,
    My deepest condolences to you. May many fond memories bring you comfort and peace. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jacque Douglas

  19. Ade Adegbenro June 12, 2023 at 9:18 am

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. Praying you will be surrounded with lots of love and comfort during this time.

  20. Heather Mckinzie June 12, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Sincere condolences to Lisa, Earl, and the entire family. Thinking of you!

  21. Lanny & Mary Alice Moore June 12, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    To Pastor Roustio and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Beaulah was a dear, sweet lady and I know you will miss her. We have many fond memories of her. She has gone to be with Jesus and her eternal reward. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time.

  22. Phyllis Amich June 12, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Pastor Roustio, Beulah was a beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

  23. Carol Carter June 12, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Pam, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. Carol (Street) Carter, I was in school with you. I will keep you in my prayers.

  24. Jane Kinslow Werner June 13, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Laurie, So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  25. Becky (Estes) Neal June 13, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Sending you all my love today, I’m sorry I cannot be there. Love you all.

  26. Bob and Jackie Rawlins June 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    We so remember our times together at Preachers Retreats and District Assemblies. Sorry for your loss of Rose. The comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.

    Bob and Jackie Rawlins, DeMotte Indiana

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