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Mrs. Lucille Beale

As originally published on Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Mrs. Lucille Juliet Kates Beale, 86, of Four Points Bridge Rd., Emmitsburg, Md., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 3 at the Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa.

Born January 18, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Clarence Sears and Julia Austin Oakie Kates.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Paul Latimer Beale on May 2, 2003. A devoted mother, wife and teacher, Lucille will be dearly missed.

Lucille was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg, and a former member of Tom's Creek United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg, Md.

Lucille graduated from West Chester High School in 1936 in West Chester, Pa., and in 1940 received her bachelor of arts degree in home economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her master's degree from the University of Maryland. In 1940 she married her college sweet heart, Paul Beale. Shortly after they were married they moved to Bodkin Creek, Md., near Baltimore. In 1950 Lucille and her husband bought a farm near Emmitsburg where she lived until her death. Together they had five children, Paul Latimer Beale Jr., of Gettysburg, Pa., Robert Bonnie Beale, Alan Austin Beale, Horace Kirk Beale, all of St. Paul, Minn., and Joseph Kingston Beale III of Lexington Park, Md. She is survived by her five sons, 16 grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Kates.

A long-time resident of Emmitsburg, Lucille enjoyed teaching home economics at Fairfield High School, reporting the local weather for 50 years, and swimming at Mount St. Mary's University. Lucille was also a bird enthusiast, naming her farm "Bluebird Farm." She enjoyed gardening and spent many hours researching family genealogy.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg, Md., with her pastor, the Rev. Wade A. Martin, officiating. Interment will follow in Whips Cove Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 310 W. Main St., P.O. Box 481, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

If you knew Lucille Beale, and would like to see her remembered in the next History of Emmitsburg, Please send us any stories or anecdotes about her to us at: history@emmitsburg.net