Vesta C. Poulsen

Bethalto | Friday, July 2 2010

Vesta C. Poulsen, 102, passed away at 5:15 pm on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Bethalto Care Center.   

She was born on November 2, 1909 in Newland, VA, the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Bartlett) Minor.   

She married Hamilton Poulsen on May 16, 1939 in Fairfax, VA.  He passed away on March 4, 1996. 

Vesta was a homemaker most of her life.  She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed golfing, playing a five string banjo and being outdoors.   

She is survived by a daughter and her spouse, Jean and Dean Keune of Holiday Shores and a daughter-in-law, Kay Poulsen of Hardy, VA; eight grandchildren, Donna, Jon, Lora, Mark, Kathryn, Dale, Ralph and Glen; sixteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Gerald Poulsen and four siblings, Carlton, Coburn, John Beverly and Lelia.

Visitation will be from 10 am until services at 11 am on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Welcome Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw, VA with Pastor Willard Bowen officiating.

Burial will take place at Welcome Grove Cemetery in Warsaw, VA.

Memorials may be made to Welcome Grove Baptist Church, 7368 Newland Road, Warsaw, VA 22572

Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of local arrangements.

An online condolence and guest book may be found at

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