Beulah “Bea” Buhrow, 90

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Beulah “Bea” Buhrow, 90, formally of Laurel passed away peacefully at Bickford Cottage of West Des Moines on Friday September 8, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at the Laurel United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., with a public visitation held the night before at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Laurel American Legion Auxiliary, Harold McBroom Unit #635, Alzheimer’s Association, or American Cancer Society, in Bea’s name. For condolences please visit www.Mitchellfh.com or call (641)-844-1234.

Bea was born in Brooklyn, Iowa at home, as her mother told her, “on the last day of threshing.” She grew up on her parent’s farm, the oldest of four children. Bea, her sister, and two brothers helped out by bailing hay. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, and playing cards. After graduating from Brooklyn High School, Bea married her first husband, Keith Osborn, settled in Marshalltown, and gave birth to her two sons, Dan and Dell. After Keith passed away from injuries in a car accident, Bea met her second husband, Mike Buhrow, who was a Standard Oil agent. Bea, Mike and the Boys, then relocated to nearby town of Laurel. During her time in Laurel, Bea was the City Clerk of Laurel for ten years. During those years, she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was an active member of the Laurel American Legion Auxiliary, Harold McBroom Unit #635 where she held the office of the Third District President for two terms, was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Club, and was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi. She also, enjoyed dancing and watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Bea was so happy to watch the Cubs win the World Series after a lifetime of hoping for it. In Bea’s younger years she loved to take trips with family to their favorite fishing spots.

Left to cherish Bea’s memory are her children Dan and Dell Osborn, grandchildren: Jason (Laura) Osborn, Megan (Jesse) Landolt, and Kristen (Tim) TeBrink, great-grandchildren Jordan Osborn, Asher Osborn, Kaylynn TeBrink, Treyson TeBrink, and Melaney TeBrink, brothers, Dick (Linda) Lineweaver, and Ken (Fran) Lineweaver, brother-in-law Dean “Uncle Deano” Lippincott and close family friend Barb McMeekin.

Bea is preceded in death by her husbands Keith Osborn, and Mike Buhrow, sister Betty Lippincott and her parents Kenneth and Viola Lineweaver.