Beulah G. Komeshak

Beulah G. Komeshak, nee Lashley, 93 of Belleville, IL., born Friday, February 8, 1918 in Swansea, IL., died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Komeshak was the former pro at Stein's Bowl in St. Louis, MO., and manager at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, IL. One of her favorite accomplishments was to have established the Youth Leagues at Bel-Air. She was the proud teacher of many area young bowlers. An avid athlete, she played semi-professional softball for many years and enjoyed golf most of her life. Her preference was to be outside in the fresh air, gardening or playing with her grand and great grandchildren. She was a past active member in the Scott AFB Officers Wives Club, was a River Bluffs Girl Scout Leader and was very active at St. Paul U.C.C. in Belleville. She was in the PEO chapter CT.

Her proudest accomplishment was her family and her expectations of us were simple: always do the right thing and treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. You taught us by example. We will miss you, G.

She was preceded in death by her

  • Husband: John Komeshak
  • Son: Michael in infancy
  • Parents: Cordell and Anita nee Zink, Lashley
  • Sisters
    • Shirley J. Lashley
    • Joan A Starek

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Sandy and Rusty Wagner of Millstadt, IL
  • Grand and great grandchildren
    • Michael and Jean Wagner of Belleville, IL
      • and their children, Madelyn and Michael John
    • David and Lisa Wagner of Chicago, IL
      • and their children, Aria and Zander
    • Amy and Ryan Florek of Belleville, IL
      • and their children, Sophia and Jacob
  • Many other extended family members

Special Thanks: The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at St. Paul's Home, especially those on Bartle Hall and the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Southern Illinois. We will be forever grateful for your loving care and concern for our special lady.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to: St. Paul Mother's Day Out Playground 115 West "B" Street, Belleville, IL. 62220; St Paul's Home Foundation 1021 West E. Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or Hospice of Southern Illinois 305 South Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220.

Visitation: None

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at St. Paul United Church of Christ 115 West "B" Street Belleville, IL with Rev. Andrew Kramer and Rev. Linda Reynolds officiating. Private family burial will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Fairview Heights, IL., prior to the memorial service.

Condolences left for Beulah G. Komeshak:

    Sandy, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know that she was loved greatly. She raised a very special daughter, and I am very greatful to her for that. Know that you, Rusty, and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. My love is with all of you.

    Lee Ann Heaton Belleville IL 62221