Beatrice Suppes

Beatrice Frances Rottinghaus Suppes

Beatrice born in Post Falls, Idaho, June 5, 1929 to Jacob and Marie (Lorson) Rottinghaus. She spent her childhood in Iowa. Later five kids with their parents moved to Fountain Colorado in 1942. They then moved to Olathe in 1946 where she graduated from high school in 1948, on her nineteenth birthday. This is also where she met the love of her life Lawrence Suppes whom she married February 1, 1950

To this loving couple were born 13 children: Paul (Mary) Suppes, Ed (Cheryl) Suppes, Joseph Suppes (deceased), Marie (George) Schmalz, Mike (Felicia) Suppes, Beatrice Suppes (deceased), baby (stillborn), Kathy (Jeff) Labrum, Frances Suppes (deceased), Jake (Lisa) Suppes, Jim (Lisa) Suppes, Margie Suppes (deceased), Diane Suppes (deceased).

Betty did so much to help her family. Besides canning hundreds of fruits and vegetables, she sold eggs, cream, milk, chickens, and turkeys. When the kids got older, she made the corsages and boutonnieres for dances and then started making wedding cakes. She did this for 30 years. Her garden contained as many flowers as it did berries and vegetables. The flowers she would cut and take to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Olathe for the alters. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society both in Olathe and Delta. She would cook for funeral dinners and Olathe’s bazaar. Her church families were very special to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years in 1997, 6 children, 1 great grandson, 9 brothers and sisters and many in-laws.  She is survived by her 7 children, their spouses, 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren with one on the way, and her sister Anna Marie Suppes who has celebrated her 103 birthday.

Visitation will be Monday, August 5, 6:00 p.m., with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m., at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 6, 10:00 a.m., at St. Michaels’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in Cedar Cemetery, Montrose 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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