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Beulah "Bootie" D. Carey

June 10, 1947 — June 5, 2023

Lindsborg, KS

Beulah Diane (Bootie) Carey passed away June 5, 2023, at Bethany Home in Lindsborg, KS.  She was born June 10, 1947, the daughter of Freda (Decker) and Arthur W. Reichert in McPherson, KS. 


Growing up on the family farm southeast of McPherson, she attended Elyria Grade School and McPherson High School, graduating in 1965.  She spent her youth helping on the family farm, developing a love of all animals, but horses and dogs especially.  Her childhood years were spent in 4-H and playing girls’ sports.  She learned at an early age, the 4-H motto, “To make the best, better,” and never forgot it.  She was always striving to leave something better than she found it.  Many happy years were spent helping area youth in McPherson County 4-H programs including several years as Community Leader for the Livewires 4-H Club.  Countless days were spent at the county and state fair readying livestock and other projects for judging. 


Marrying in 1967, she became the mother to her only son, Ryon.  Her adult years were spent homemaking, working hard on the family farm, volunteering in 4-H and working as a nurses’ aide first at Shiloh Manor in Canton, then Bethesda Home in Goessel, and the final chapter was  20 years spent working at Bethany Home in Lindsborg.  A Lindsborg resident since 2005, she enjoyed the camaraderie of her fellow employees at Bethany Home, and she adored her time spent as the bath aide on the Elin and P.V. at Bethany Home.  She loved her patients like family and made sure none of them, regardless of their circumstances, went without anything that might make them more comfortable.


She continued working at Bethany Home until the COVID-19 pandemic struck, reluctantly retiring in the fall of 2020. Time and the decades of back-breaking work took their toll on her body, and in her later years, she battled heart and kidney disease, which ultimately claimed her life.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis. 


Left to mourn her passing are her only son Ryon Carey (James Baker) of  Lindsborg, KS, her beloved sister Agnes Reichert of McPherson, KS, her sister-in-law Linda Meier (Lloyd) of Marion, KS, her grandchildren Tristyn Swanson (Joshua) and their son Bodhi of Lindsborg, KS and Ian Baker of Lawrence, KS, her nephew Justin Reichert (Nicole Grady) of McPherson, KS, her great-nephew Thorin Reichert (Andrea) and their son Waylon of McPherson, KS, and a host of loving cousins and friends.


A visitation/viewing will be held from 12:00 PM  until 3:00 PM, Thursday, June 8, 2023, with the family present from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 9, at the McPherson Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 10, at Bethany Home Chapel, Lindsborg, with Rev. Amy Truhe officiating. 


Memorial donations may be given to Bethany Home, Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, or Lindsborg Community Hospital in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. 

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