Benjamin B. Beltz © Enid News and Eagle 01-15-2010 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
ENID - The graveside service for Benjamin B. "Ben" Beltz, 101, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Cooksey will officiate. There will be no viewing at his request. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.
He was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Garden City, Kan., to David and Katherin Riefschnider Beltz and died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Shawnee.
He attended grade school at Short Springs and graduated from Cherokee High School. He attended Oklahoma State University.
He married Delia Anderson May 20, 1930, in Stillwater. They lived in Wichita, Kan., where he worked for the post office. They then moved to California, where they lived for 10 years before returning to Oklahoma in May 1945. They farmed and ranched in the Lambert and Cherokee area. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Delia died Dec. 24, 1991, and he moved to Shawnee.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol Bowles and Shirley Boltz, both of Shawnee; one sister, Esther Trekell of Houston; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Delia W. Anderson Beltz 12-1991 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Delia W. Belts, 82, was at 10:30 AM Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. George Kidd and Don Loomis officiating. Burial was in Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home. She died December 24, 1991 at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid.
She was born October 1, 1909 on a farm East of Buffalo to George and Memora Vanderpool Anderson and graduated from high school in Stillwater. On May 20, 1930 she married Ben Beltz in Stillwater. They farmed in the Lambert area, living in the Cherokee area most of their life. For 10 years, they lived in Berkeley, California. The past 17 years, they have spent the winter months in Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Dorcas Sunday school class, Good Cheer Extension Club, Cro-Tat-Em Club and Smiling Sams of Enid.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Carol Bowles of Shawnee and Shirley Beltz of Cherokee; three sisters, Nellie Wesley of Liberal, Kansas, Geneva Near of Udall, Kansas, and Evelyn Filson of Alva; one brother, Harold Anderson of Ulysses, Kansas; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home through the funeral home.
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