Beatrice Rhea Edwards, age 99, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Sunday December 24, 2017 in Daingerfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 10AM at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Bridges Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Visitation will be held an hour before the service beginning at 9AM at the funeral home.
Rhea was born April 19, 1918 Alford Rodman Kelso and Annie Irene Popps Kelso in Caldwell TX. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, and was retired from the State of Arizona where she served as Clerk of The Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, Phoenix for more than thirty years. She is survived by one sister Bobbie Robison, two brothers; Kent Kelso and wife Carol, and Kenneth Kelso and wife Anna, sister-in-law Pat Kelso, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Edwards the love of her life, her parents Alford Rodman Kelso and Annie Irene Popps Kelso, five brothers and two sister-in-laws; Robert Kelso and wife Geneva, William Kelso, Brooks Kelso, Rhodman Kelso and wife Rose, and Jerry Kelso.
Her family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for loving friends and caregivers at Bluebonnet Assisted Living, Naples TX, Windsor Place Nursing Home in Daingerfield TX, Cypress Basin Hospice Mt. Pleasant TX, First Touch at First Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant, TX and others too numerous to name.
In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrance gifts be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Mt. Pleasant Tx, Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, Ore City TX, and Cypress Basin Hospice, Mt. Pleasant TX.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Curry-Welborn Funeral Home
2256 N Edwards
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455