M. Beatrice ‘Bebe’ Brubaker

M. Beatrice “Bebe” Brubaker, 96, Martinsburg, died Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Samuel R. and Amanda Maude (Burkholder) Tipton. She married Kenneth R. Brubaker on March 24, 1940, at Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church, Juniata, and he died July 29, 2012.

Surviving are a son, Jerry R. of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a sister, Doris L. Baughman and husband, the Rev. Warren L. Jr., of Berwick; as well as nieces and nephews.

Bebe was a 1935 graduate of Altoona High School. She had been employed at Gate City Sash & Door Co. and the Altoona Tribune and was a homemaker and the organist at Grace EUB/Otterbein United Methodist Church for 32 years. She was a member of the former Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Bebe enjoyed oil painting, music and crafting greeting cards.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, July 11, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, the Rev. Donald Ciampa officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.