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Beulah R. Harpel

Beulah R. Harpel   

COUDERSPORT---Beulah R. Harpel, 94, of Coudersport, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born on January 19, 1923 in Woxall, she was a daughter of Frank and Alverda Geiger. 

Beulah was employed for 31 years by Philco-Ford Electronics in Lansdale, retiring in 1988.

She enjoyed growing roses, any type of gardening, and very much enjoyed being outside.  Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are two sons, Randall K. (Denise) Cope of Arden, NC and Raymond F. (Valerie) Cope of Port Allegany; a daughter, Sharon (Donald) Stauffer of Red Hill; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Geiger of Shinglehouse, Ralph (Julie) Geiger of Lansdale, and Edgar Geiger of Harleysville; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Beulah was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah M. Flores; and three brothers, Russell Geiger, Lloyd Geiger, and Wilmer Geiger.

In keeping with Beulah’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

Beulah’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Beulah, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



Beulah was a wonderful person. As a former son-in-law I always enjoyed her down to earth, blue-collar common sense life perspective, and her very dry sense of humor. She greatly loved her kids and grandkids.
I will never forget when Deb and I were in our twenties, we were engaged in what hormonally driven young adults do in a bedroom. Beulah walks into our apartment without knocking . We thought it was a burglar. I jumped out of bed absent loincloths and still in a state of romantic arousal ran to the bathroom where I had some clothes. I passed an open doorway not knowing Beulah was there watching. Dodging what Deb and I thought was an embarrassment, later that day when we visited Beulah and her husband Ken, she commented on the earlier days episode saying, Now I know why she likes him so much. May Beulah Rest In Peace.

Bill Leiner Jr. Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beulah Harpel

Robin Stuckey Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM

I knew Bea from her time at Cole Manor. Always enjoyed having her at Bingo. If the sun was shining & it was warm she would always be enjoying the outdoors. RIP Bea, we will miss you.

Penny Thomas Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM