Published 10:16 am Friday, February 6, 2015


May 7, 1930 – Feb. 1, 2015


Wilma Violetta (Bontrager) Beiler, of Belhaven, NC, was carried by the angels to her heavenly home on February 1, 2015. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on May 7, 1930 to the late Levi and Elva (Miller) Bontrager. In her youth, she surrendered her heart to the Savior and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church all her life.

For sixty-one years she was the treasure wife of Solomon S. Beiler and the beloved mother of nine children; Marcus (Jean) Beiler of Summersville, MO; Phillip (Jan) Beiler of Pantego, NC; Rachel (David) Johnson of Minerva, OH; Sarah Joy Beiler of Belhaven, NC; Nathan (Brenda) Beiler of Pantego, NC; Naomi (Wayne) Myers of Chihuahua, MX; Thomas (Teresa) Beiler of Belhaven, NC; Julia (Isaac) Zook of Intercourse, PA; Timothy Beiler of Belhaven, NC; three brothers, Eli Ray Bontrager of Sarasota, FL, Harley Bontrager of Myakka City, FL; Alvin James Bontrager of Sarasota, FL; one sister; Sara Mae Plank of Sarasota, Fl.

She was preceded in death by a brother Merle Bontrager.

She had a warm welcome and an understanding heart for each of her forty-one grandchildren, and twenty-nine great grandchildren, as well as anyone else whom her life touched.

When she was a child, her family moved from Kansas to Hartville, Ohio, where she lived until the age of nineteen. At this time the family moved to Tidewater, VA, where she met her husband, Solomon. In 1971 the Beilers moved to Pantego, NC.

A series of strokes brought rapid decline to her health. She drew her last breath as her husband and number of the family gathered around her bedside, singing and praying.

She never had wealth, luxuries, mansions or fame. But she had family, faith, a heart of love and a spark of humor to match the twinkle in her blue eyes.

The family wishes to thank everyone for the many ways you found to support and encourage throughout her illness and passing

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Union Grove Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Hope Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Hope Mennonite School on 680 Mainstem Rd., in the Grassy Ridge Community on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service where online sympathy messages can be directed to www.bryanfs.com