Elizabeth Mansfield

Elizabeth M. Mansfield (Bews)

Friday, May 31st, 1929 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Elizabeth M. Mansfield, age 90, of Maryville, died at 4:09 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born May 31, 1929 in Canada, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Isabelle (Ridley) Bews. She married William H. Mansfield of Salina, Kansas on October 19, 1957 in Oregon. He preceded her in death January 16, 2009.

Mrs. Mansfield is survived by two children: Capt. John W. (Nancy) Mansfield of Birmingham, AL and Heather (Tony) Galloway of Collinsville and; eight grandchildren: Katie (Gavin) Bastian of Irondale, AL, Christie (Alexander) McKinney of Hoover, AL, Abigail Mansfield of Branchville, AL John W. Mansfield, Jr. of Branchville, AL, Austin (Austyn) Galloway of Grand Rapids, MI, and Alyssa Galloway, Stone Galloway and Autumn Galloway of Collinsville, IL; and five great-grandchildren: Hava, Isaiah and Jonah Bastian, Dean Mansfield and Jackson Galloway.

Elizabeth (Beth) became a registered nurse from the Minister of Health in the Province of Ontario, Canada in 1951. She then moved to and worked as a nurse in San Francisco, California until she met and married William (Bill), a seafarer with the United States Merchant Marines. They resided in California and began raising a family while traveling extensively across the country and Europe before relocating their family to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1975. There they served Youth With A Mission (YWAM) now known as University of the Nations, as pioneers for the small boat ministry vision to reach the nations of the world for Jesus Christ.

Beth served with many ministries of YWAM as a mother, seamstress for Kings Kids International, nurse for International Christian Schools, secretary for the Family Counseling Clinic, and dear friend to all that knew her while Bill served the boat ministry as a small vessel instructor and seaman. He later took a job on an inter-island cruise line. She and Bill purchased a home/coffee farm and settled in Captain Cook, Hawaii until the early 90's when they decided to be closer to their married children on the mainland. They continued to enjoy traveling in their campers and RV visiting with their growing family, friends, and serving again with YWAM. They eventually made Collinsville, IL their home joining Son Life Church followed by Navigation Church until their deaths.

Loved dearly by her faithful husband for 52 years, two children, eight grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and all that called her friend, Beth is now reunited with her husband in eternity.

A Celebration Open House will be held at Navigation Church, 1205 Vandalia in Collinsville on Monday, August 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the cafe. All are welcome.
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Celebration of Life Open House Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m. Navigation Church 1205 Vandalia Collinsville, IL


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DeWayne B. Love

Posted at 04:39pm
"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed but never forgotten." To the Mansfield and Galloway families, may you continue to live in the memory of Ms. Beth by living a good and faithful life that she led. Love you. Your brother, DeWayne ( Dwight) Bernard Love

Heather Galloway Posted at 12:49pm

Thank you Dwight! You are so precious to our family and were very special to my parents. Love you.

DeAnna Ernst

Posted at 04:36pm
Aunt Beth was always evenhanded with me. I am sure I tried her patience as a child. As an adult, I have the temerity to know how I tried her and how well she treated me.
May her memory be for a blessing.

אבל: יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. [קהל: אמן]
בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכון וּבְיומֵיכון וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשרָאֵל בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן: [קהל: אמן]
קהל ואבל: יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא:
אבל: יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרומַם וְיִתְנַשּא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא. בְּרִיךְ הוּא. [קהל: בריך הוא:]
לְעֵלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא בעשי”ת: לְעֵלָּא לְעֵלָּא מִכָּל וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא. וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן: [קהל: אמן]
יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא וְחַיִּים עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשרָאֵל. וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן: [קהל:אמן]
עושה שָׁלום בעשי”ת: הַשָּׁלום בִּמְרומָיו הוּא יַעֲשה שָׁלום עָלֵינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשרָאֵל וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן: [קהל: אמן]

Heather Galloway Posted at 12:51pm

Thank you DeAnna for reaching out and your kind words. I was blessed and so was the family. Much love, Heather

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