Barbara E. Rudolph died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s January 12, 2023 at Heartwood
Nursing Home in Appleton. She was born February 26, 1938 in Evanston, IL, the daughter of
Robert and Frances Beaman, formerly of Menasha.
Barbara graduated from Evanston High School in 1954 and then attended DePauw University in
Greencastle, IN where she graduated with a BA in English in 1958. Shortly thereafter she
married Robert Rudolph of Macomb, IL. They were married for 17 years.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Robert Beaman Jr. of Park City,
UT and her daughter Lynne of Rapid City South Dakota. She is survived by her daughter Joanne,
Rapid City, and son David (Maureen) of Keshena, WI. Also surviving are two grandchildren
Emily and Nicholas Rudolph.
For many years Barbara enjoyed working in property management for Ridgeview Highlands
Apartments in Appleton. She was creative, artistic, and an accomplished ceramist. Her home
was filled with beautiful pottery. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be eternally missed.
A service and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery will be held on May 6 at 1:00PM.