Thursday, December 21, 2017

Arlynda's Eulogy and Memorial Slideshow

Arlynda Lea (Chastain) Beuterbaugh physically died at 3:45 AM, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from complications due to non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. She passed on peacefully at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO.

Arlynda was physically born into this world on August 8, 1961 in Cabool, MO. She was a life-long resident of the state of Missouri and had resided in Springfield since 1998.

Arlynda was preceded in physical death by her father, Wayne Chastain, in August of 1995 and her mother, Bonnie (Babbitt) Lozano, in January of 2017. Her father resided in Nixa, MO at he time of his physical death, and her mother resided in Springfield, MO at the time of her physical death.

Arlynda is survived by her husband, two sisters, one brother, two brothers-in-law, one niece, three nephews, two uncles and one aunt. Arlynda's husband, Jerry E. Beuterbaugh, resides in Springfield, MO. Arlynda's sister, Leslie (Chastain) Rose resides with her husband, James Rose, in Rogersville, MO. Arlynda's sister, Angie (Prisliski) Langley resides with her husband, Jay Langley, in Nixa, MO. Arlynda's brother, Steve Prisliski, resides in Ozark, MO. Arlynda's niece, Michaela Rose, resides in Rogersville, MO. Arlynda's nephew, Loren Rose, resides in Ozark, MO. Arlynda's nephew, Sam Langley, resides in Springfield, MO. Arlynda's nephew, Jake Langley, resides in Washington, MO. Arlynda's aunt, Grace (Babbitt) Butts resides with her husband, Elster Butts, in Mountain Grove, MO and Arlynda's uncle, Kenneth Babbitt, resides in Republic, MO.

Okay, that takes care of the formalities, and now for the good stuff. Hopefully, you will think so, too.

I did not realize that I had no idea just what love is really all about until I met Arlynda in March of 1994. She never waivered in her service as a clear reflectiion of our Heavenly Father's love for the 23 years, eight months and 20 days we were so blissfully married.

We having met at all is also miraculous. For it was the result of me caving in to stop my mom from pestering me anymore about it and placing a personal ad in the Penny Power advertising paper circulated around Springfield, MO. All the ad said was, Single white male seeking single white female for possible marriage, along with, "For nothing will be impossible with God." Luke 1:37 (NAS).

I was so convinced that the ad would come to nothing, I did not bother to hear, "You have no new messages at this time," until eight days had passed. Much to my delight, Arlynda had left me a message on the very same day the ad came out.

I parked my pickup across the street from Arlynda's tiny house in Nixa, MO, and as I was walking to her front door, I noticed a seven-pound fuzzball of fury in the form of a teacup poodle, standing between Arlynda and me. Arlynda indicated that this first meeting would probably be the last if I did not meet with Reenie's approval forthwith. A serious belly rub later, we settled into being man and wife quite happily. Okay, there were a couple of other steps, but my many years of agony over romantic failures were over.

Arlynda visited 39 of the lower 48 American states while out on the truck with me hauling refrigerated freight. During a layover in Buffalo, NY, we bob-tailed across the bridge over Niagara Falls into Niagara Falls, ON so she could say that she had been to Canada, as well as seeing Niagara Falls. Reenie was also out on the truck with us and loved barking at other vehicles through the small window at the bottom of the passenger-side door.

Before we met, Arlynda earned a degree with honors in Nursing from Phillips College in Springfield, MO. She worked for Student Health at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, where she met her dearest friend, Barbie, who now resides with her husband, John Shryack, in Kansas City, MO. Arlynda also worked for various clinics and individual doctors throughout southwestern MO.

Arlynda made many other dear friends working in Springfield, MO at MCI, Hastings and Uniprise (United Health Care). She was disabled for the last five years or so.

Be assured that she will be missed more than I want to think about, but I am so very thankful for her great suffering finally coming to an end. Our Heavenly Father truly is full of goodness and mercy.

Arlynda's sisters, Angie and Leslie, along with her niece, Michaela, produced awesome memorial slidesho that I uploaded to my Facebook page, but Facebook muted the background music out of an abundance of caution over copyright infringement concerns.  When I went to add it here, it was too big to upload.  So, you can go [here] to both watch AND listen to it. I hope you are as impressed with it as I am. I think it is inspired and inspiring.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Help Needed

My beloved wife, Arlynda, went to spend all of eternity with our Heavenly Father in His Kingdom of Heaven as an heir to all that is His in glory very early last Tuesday (December 5th) morning at Cox South Hospital (here in town) due to complications from non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I have been posting updates on my Facebook page because this is where many of her close friends and family members mostly are online. I meant to publish a timeline of those posts here before now, but I have been just too overwhelmed with other matters. As long as I keep focused upon Arlynda's great suffering finally coming to an end, I do okay.

Anyway, I find myself in need of some financial help. I would rather not go into further detail at this time, but we had been existing from disability check to disability check for the last several years. The amount was barely enough to keep the bills current, and I found out this morning that it is going to take at least another couple of months before Social Security determines how much more I can receive each month. The $108 I am now receiving is nowhere close to being enough, and I now need at least $1,000 to keep a roof over my head (along with our critters) and the wolves at bay. Please give what you can, but to be perfectly honest about it, I cannot naturally blame anyone for thinking that I had made my own bed and now receiving what I deserve.

The easiest way to give would be to click-on the Paypal Donate button about a third of the way down on my sidebar here. For those who do not have a Paypal account or would rather not use it, our physical address is as follows.

Jerry E. Beuterbaugh
1714 W Scott St.
Springfield, MO 65802

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