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In Memory of

Beth Faulkner

February 2, 1922 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Beth Weatherall Faulkner passed away on June 11, 2017, at the age of 95.

She was born to the late Grace Savilla McLarty and Turner Thomason Weatherall in Electra, Texas, February 2, 1922. Reared in Electra, she graduated as Valedictorian from Electra High School in 1939. She graduated Cum Laude from Baylor University in 1943. At Baylor, she was a member of the honorary societies Alpha Chi (national honor society,) Sigma Tau Delta, and Kappa Delta Pi.

In September 1947, she married Robert Frank Faulkner, also of Electra, Texas. He had recently retired...

Beth Weatherall Faulkner passed away on June 11, 2017, at the age of 95.

She was born to the late Grace Savilla McLarty and Turner Thomason Weatherall in Electra, Texas, February 2, 1922. Reared in Electra, she graduated as Valedictorian from Electra High School in 1939. She graduated Cum Laude from Baylor University in 1943. At Baylor, she was a member of the honorary societies Alpha Chi (national honor society,) Sigma Tau Delta, and Kappa Delta Pi.

In September 1947, she married Robert Frank Faulkner, also of Electra, Texas. He had recently retired from the Army Air Corps. They first lived on the campus of the University of Oklahoma while he finished his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

In February 1948, they moved to Tyler, where they have lived ever after. She was a homemaker, and devoted to Bob and her family of three generations. She strived to live a life dedicated to family, friends and her Christian faith.

She and Bob joined Marvin United Methodist Church when they moved to Tyler in 1948. She was a lifetime member of the Crusaders Class and served many years in the United Methodist Women and as a children's Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed working with children and was a volunteer at several preschools, as well as an aide at several public schools, including Caldwell and Bonner. She loved books and reading was a favorite pastime, as was playing Mah Jongg with friends and family. She was an active member of the Quid Nunc Club for over fifty years.

She enjoyed travel to many countries, especially with family, and traveled with Bob to golf resorts around the United States. She played golf at Willow Brook Country Club with the Ladies Golf Association for many years. She and Bob enjoyed golf together and won the Couples Championship Golf Tournament at Willow Brook three times.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Frank Faulkner of Tyler; her daughters and their husbands: Karen and Donald Key, and Elizabeth and Richard Kirwan, both of Dallas; four grandchildren and their spouses: Robert Faulkner Kirwan and Mary Lauren, of Dallas, Captain Richard Michael Kirwan, Jr. and Heather, of Enid, Oklahoma, Courtney Kirwan Cannon and Shane, of College Station, and James Thomason Kirwan of Dallas; three great grand children: Molly McClaine Kirwan and John Faulkner Kirwan of Dallas, and Andrew Michael Cannon of College Station; her sister Ann Weatherall Iler and husband, John of Houston; three nephews and their spouses: David Iler and Sherri, Jay Iler and Leslie, and Marshall Iler and Meredith, all of Houston; and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Following a private burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, a memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church chapel, celebrating her life and love for the Lord.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St Paul Children's Foundation, the Music Ministry at Marvin United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

The family expresses special gratitude to her wonderful caretakers Katie, Yolunda, Ruth and Calvin.