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Nimpson, Beatrice Munah

May 22, 1923 – February 14, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Nimpson family announces the passing of Beatrice Munah Nimpson, also known as Jrudi (children’s mother).  Beatrice died on February 14, 2018, in Springfield, Illinois, USA, at the age of 94, three months shy of her 95th birthday.  She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Philip Wreh Sr. and children Pupodi Irene, Irene Pupodi, David Sean and Gbese Aloysius.  Three of the four died in infancy.

Beatrice will be lovingly remembered by her sons Francis (Louisa), Gregory (Linda), Matthew (Veronica), Philip (Christiana), Aloysius (Aletha) and Dominic; other children she raised, Beatrice Gbeh, Elizabeth Juagbe, Theresa Wlelor, Cecelia Klo, Catherine J, Beatrice Miehdi, Agnes Wanneh, Agnes Munah, Mary Sanquen, Regina Klo, Margerette Monbo, Agnes Donyen, Philomena Bropleh, Veronica J, Doris Senyenoh, Felecia S, Monica Wlenyenoh, Henry Nimene, William Blamoh, Anthony Sieh, Anthony Foka, Johnny Monbo, Nahba P, Nimely N, Thomas J, Lawrence Nmah, Michael Nyepan, Dorsala S, Sawieh E, Cletus Togba, Weah B, Clement Sieh, Francis Wreh, Augustine T, Cecelia W, Beatrice Donyen, Christiana Torh, Comfort Dumunyonoh, Josephine Suma, Victoria Jeley, Mary S, Benedicta Gbeh, Theresa B, James D, Jacob J, Sarah B, Precious S, Benedict L, Lawrence Y, Aloysius N, John W, Johnson B, Annie T, Sonia N, Loe M, Jacob B, Sarah W, Victoria W, Annie T, Elsie Q and Cecelia S; grandchildren, grandnieces/nephews, great-grandchildren, great-grandnieces/nephews; relatives, Wotorsons, Nahs, Nyepons, Godfreys, Nimeleys; other in-laws, former students she taught at the William Fred Gibson Kindergarten School, Soeseame Women’s Organization St. Francis Ladies Auxiliary #329 (Liberia), St Bridgette Ladies Auxiliary (USA) and The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John International (USA).

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield, Illinois, on March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Following that, the remains will be flown to Hyattsville, Maryland for Vigil and Funeral Mass at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. respectively.  Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland following the Funeral Mass.  Contacts for Springfield, Illinois and Hyattsville, Maryland are Aloysius (217.971.6343) and Matthew (301.696.9191). Please see the information below for a full list of services in both Illinois and Maryland:


Memorial Service – Illinois, USA

Date:  March 3, 2018

Activities & Times: Family Rosary – 10:00, Public Viewing - 10:30 a.m., Mass Service – 11 a.m., Tributes – 12:00 p.m., Light Refreshments – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location & Address:  St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2000 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, Illinois, 62702

Vigil & Reflections – Maryland, USA

Date:  March 10, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location & Address:  St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7501 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20783

Funeral Mass – Maryland, USA

Date:  March 10, 2018

Times: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location & Address:  St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7501 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20783

Burial / Interment – Maryland, USA

Date:  March 10, 2018

Immediately after Funeral Mass

Location & Address:  Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring Maryland, 20906

Repass – Maryland, USA

Date:  March 10, 2018

Immediately after Interment


Springfield, Illinois

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

3050 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703 (217.529.7771)

Ramada Springfield North

3281 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 (217.523.4000)

Hyattsville, Maryland

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

3501 University Blvd E., Hyattsville, MD 20783 (301.985.7300)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites College

9020 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740 (301.441.8110)

Family Contact Information:  Francis (301.613.3396), Gregory (773.288.0818), Matthew (301.401.9191), Philip (267.258.6619), Aloysius (217.971.6343), Dominic (217.416.0059), Agnes (231.777.518.252) and Henry HN (231.886.601.864)