Beatrice A. Settergren, 98, of Augusta, joined her Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
Visitation 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta.
Beatrice was born in Audubon, Minn. on Dec. 18, 1914, to the late Clara C. (Homstad) and Henry J. Thorsness. Bea graduated from Audubon High School at the age of 15 and received her teaching degree from Morehead State College at the age of 18. Bea was a minister's wife, Bible scholar, a long time Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church, an avid reader, and a friend to all. On Sept. 19, 1935, she married Reverend Vernon V. White in Audubon, Minn. and he preceded her in death in 1980. In 1987 she married Lawrence R. Settergren in Augusta and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Henrietta Thorsness and Grace Smith.
Bea is survived by: daughter, Virginia Bender and husband Eddie of Casa Grande, Ariz.; son, John White and wife Barbara of Augusta; daughters, Joan Martin and husband Reverend Bruce of Bear, Del.; Carol Settergren of Raytown, Mo.; and Kathy Cain and husband Bill of Orlando, Fla..; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great- grandchildren.
Memorial donations to First Baptist Church 1501 State Street Augusta, Kansas 67010.