Bethel Grumke


Bethel Beatrice "Bea" Grumke, 84, of Young, died Jan. 26, 2001, in Tonto Village. She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Duke, Okla.

Mrs. Grumke was a cosmetologist and the owner and operator of Abby's Beauty Box in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Grumke of Tonto Village; granddaughter Melody Dunkleberger and her husband, James, of Chandler, Ariz.; granddaughter-in-law, Beatrice Grumke of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and four great-grandchildren, Cimone Grumke, Grayson Grumke, Caitlin Cunningham, and Christina Dunkleberger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Grumke, two sons, Dwayne Floyd Grumke on Jan. 21, 2001 and Jerry L. Henson; and grandson, William "Chip" Dwayne Grumke in 1985.

Visitation was held Jan. 29 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home. Services were held later that day at Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

Interment was held at Mountain Breeze Cemetery, Miami, Ariz.

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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