Beulah M. Little

  • Born: May 12, 1924
  • Died: March 20, 2017
  • Location: Wellston, Ohio

McWilliams Funeral Home

125 East 1st Street
Wellston, OH 45692

Tel. (740) 384-2424

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beulah M. Little, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 12, 1924 in Wolf Pit, Kentucky to the late Lonza J. Ratliff and Tennessee Kinney Ratliff. Beulah was the former owner and operator, along with her husband, of Little's Grocery in Hamden. She was a high school graduate who was proud of the fact that she was a school teacher during World War II. During her earlier years when her health permitted, Beulah enjoyed cooking, quilting and working in her flower gardens. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter #207 in Wilkesville and attended the former Wills Chapel Church. Beulah is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Saundra and Jerold Allman of Hamden and Sharon and Charlie Ruckel of Hamden; 6 grandchildren, Avery Allman, Vivian Radabaugh (Bryan), Betsy Allman (Jon), Tobi Ruckel (Marie), Travis Ruckel (Shawna) and Josh Ruckel (Bethany); 12 great-grandchildren, Tori, Brett, Megan, Hannah, Zoe, Ty, Jenna, Rowan, Reese, Tanner, Devon and River; brother, Forrest Ratliff of Oakwood, Va.; sister, Shelvia Little (Don) of Pikeville, Ky., as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Beulah was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband, Otis Little, whom she married on September 18, 1945; and siblings, Gladys Helton, Aubrey Ratliff and Auburn Ratliff. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Saturday at 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor David McKnight officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal



Posted by Janice STEELE Newman - Chillicothe, OH - Friend   March 25, 2017


So sorry to hear of Beulah's passing. I worked at Little's Grocery in my teens. Beulah and Otis were so good to me.I would come in to work and Beulah would always French braid my hair. Otis tought me to cut meat. It was the best job I ever had! How many of you rember the ice cold pop machine inside the store? I'll always have memories of those days and of Beulah and Otis. Wonderful memories. May you both rest in peace with our Lord. Most sincerely, Shirley (James) Webb.

Posted by Shirley Webb - Perrysburg, OH - Friend   March 25, 2017

So sorry for your loss. It is times like this that families need to gather and remember the good times they have shared with each other, and the many more memories that they will make. God be with you all and place peace on your hearts.

Posted by Barbara Brown - OH - Family Friend   March 24, 2017

My deepest condolences for the family. Beulah was a dear friend for many years. She will be missed by many, love and prayers.

Posted by Annajane Reffett - McArthur - Friend   March 23, 2017

She was such a sweet and beautiful lady. I remember that her hair and overall appearance was always flawless. She was a hard worker, at "Little's Grocery" and at her home. I would frequently see her working in her yard when I passed by. I remember how beautiful she could braid hair. One time she was going to braid mine and it was so short that I didn't think there was anyway that she could. She did, and it looked great. I'm so sorry for her family, I know how much they all loved her and will miss her.

Posted by Renee Timms (Womeldorf) - McArthur, OH - Family Friend   March 23, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. I spent a tremendous amount of time in, and about Little's Grocery as a small boy and it was an integral part of my youth, and growing up. I was always made to feel like part of the family - She will be greatly missed.

Scotty, Sofia & Spencer Brotherton

& she was one of the very few people who could get away w/calling me Scotty

Posted by Scott (Scotty) Brotherton - Matthews, NC - Family Friend   March 23, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jeff and Debbie Taborn    March 23, 2017

Saundra, Sharon and families, we're so sorry for your loss. Your Mother leaves us with many memories, beginning when we were children and continuing to our Eastern Star times. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Linda Maerker - Hamden, OH - Friend   March 22, 2017

So sorry for your loss! Prayers and condolences to all the family!

Posted by Melvin & Linda Nickell - McArthur, OH - Friend   March 22, 2017


A precious loved that will be sadly missed.

Posted by James Coleman - Pikeville, KY - Family   March 22, 2017

Deepest sympathy to the family who we have made friendships with thru the years of having Beulah as a wonderful neighbor.

Posted by Glenn and Delight Ward - Wellston, OH - Neighbor   March 22, 2017


I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. God bless you all at this time and give you comfort

Posted by Randy Sue (Page) McKeever - Coshocton, OH - Acquaintance   March 22, 2017

Sending prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Jan Lucik - Savannah, GA - Friend   March 22, 2017

So sorry for your loss your Mom was a special lady. She will be missed. we are sending love and prayers to your family.

Posted by carolyn stafford - reynoldsburg, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. Beulah was a great lady. I have the best memories of her from church and Eastern Star.

Posted by Judy Bishop - McArthur, OH   March 21, 2017

Very sorry

Posted by Beverly Wolfe - Creola, OH - Friend   March 21, 2017

Very sorry

Posted by Ronna Karns - Creole, OH - Friend   March 21, 2017

I'm so sorry for you loss. Aunt Beulah was a great person.

Posted by Lillian (Ratliff) Byerly - Randleman, NC - Family   March 21, 2017

Rest in Eternal Peace with your Savior

Posted by Gary (J..R.) Van Bibber - Logan, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2017

So sorry to hear about Beulah. She was a wounderful woman whom I had the pleasure of knowing in my childhood. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Renate Isaac - Hamden, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2017

sorry for your loss

Posted by Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers to all.

Posted by Mike and Rhonda Dutcher - Hamden, OH - Family Friend   March 21, 2017

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Jeanne Bell - McArthur, OH - Friend   March 21, 2017

My condolences to the family. I have such fond memories of Mrs Little and her husband Otis. Their grocery, church, school and community events. It's was a special time in my life. This marks the passing of an era not likely to be equaled in the future. You'll be fondly remembered.

Posted by Keith reasor - Northglenn, CO - Friend   March 21, 2017