Lula Marie Beach Krum, 81, Richardson, Texas, formerly of Beatrice, Neb., died Monday night, April 12, 2004, in Richardson. She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Falls City, Neb. She lived in North Little Rock, Ark., since 1955 before moving to Richardson. She traveled the world as the wife of Lt. Col. Edward Lewis Krum while he was in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock. She also had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star Jewel Chapter 362 (56 years), Gold Star Wives Club of America (18 years), and the A.A.R.P. (38 years). She was fun loving and enjoyed playing cards. She was talented in the arts, especially oil painting, watercolors, ceramics, all types of needle-work and flower arranging.

Survivors: daughters, Janet Marie Krum Sutton of Laguna Hills, Calif., Susan Ellen Krum Porter of Richardson; sisters, Lenora Beach Adams of Calhoune, Mo., Mary Beach Roh of Papillion, Ruth Beach Storm of Spokane, Wash., Dr. Betty Beach of Omaha, JoAnn Beach Hausman and husband Larry of Omaha, Melodee Beach Costello of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Erna Beach of Beatrice, Mercedees Beach Moore and husband Earl of San Bonito, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lafayette and Anna (Wetzel) Beach; husband, Edward L. Krum; and brothers, Don Beach and Glenn Beach.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, the Rev. Jimmy Shelbourn officiating. There will be no viewing. A register book will be available for signatures from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the family's choice with the funeral home in charge. Messages of condolence may be sent to They will be forwarded to the family. The Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice is in charge of arrangements.

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