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November 20, 1950 – April 28, 2023
Gifted to this Earth by God on November 20, 1950.
Born to eternal life April 28, 2023.
Beth is survived by her high school sweetheart, Ralph, and her five cherished sons and seven beloved grandchildren; Robert and Hilary, Matthew, Henry and Eleanor Katerberg, David Katerberg, Jonathan Katerberg, Travis and Sierra Drake, Octavia and Aurelius, Todd Katerberg, Amir and Ana. Also surviving are her siblings and their spouses, Jerry and Donna Gort, Ron and Violet Gort, LuRita and Ken Folkertsma, Faith and Mel Heidsma.
Beth was predeceased by her infant daughter, Amy Beth, and her parents John and Faye Gort.
Beth left her print on so many lives and hearts. Unassuming and quiet, a woman of wisdom and faith. Her life was a ministry dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who were left in need of an advocate. She was a longtime volunteer for Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and served as CASA. She was a foster parent for over 25 children over many years. The full scope of those for whom she tirelessly advocated will likely never be fully known.
Her comfort, in life and in her death, was that she belonged to her faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.
At the family’s request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made at ancientpathministries.org/onlinegiving
A Celebration of Life for Beth will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Four Corners Community Church at 7740 Service Center Dr, West Chester, OH 45069.
The service will be livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/@4CornersChurch
May 6, 2023, 3:00 PM
Four Corners Community Church
“Ralph, praying Gods comfort for you and family.”
“Praying Gods comfort for Ralph and family.”
“In memory of Beth! She was my dear friend, my personal reader of my mail, my grocery shopping companion, and my traveling buddy. God blessed me with Beth in my life; she was more of a sister to me than any one I have ever had.When our children were young, we spent many meals together with your family around your table.Rest in peace, Beth, until we meet again in Heaven. I will always hold our memories in my heart and mind; I love you!”
“I am so sorry for your loss, cousin Ralph and family. But Beth is fully whole and with her God, for which I am thankful! Prayers for comfort and peace.”
“I will miss you soooo much. You were the best Godmother anyone could ask for. You were a huge blessing to my family. You are truly loved and missed. I will continue to pray for the family.”
“Dear Ralph, Margie and I were deeply saddened to learn of Beth’s passing. We are in Mississippi visiting Michelle, Brian, and the grandkids and will miss the service, but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Be safe, be well. Chuck”
“We’re so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of our shared time with you all at Crosspoint, especially Beth’s beautiful servant’s heart. Grace and peace to you Ralph and family.”
“Our condolences to Beth’s entire family. We wish we had known Beth. She sounds like a wonderful person. We pray that you will find comfort in all the memories you have.”
“Heartfelt sympathy and love to your beautiful family. I have such fond memories of growing up together. Our parents would visit together often and Beth, Faith and I played in the barn and upstairs we jumped on the beds😳😬. Ralph, you took such good care of her even when things became difficult. That’s true love and the faithfulness of your vows in sickness and health. May God bring comfort and peace knowing she’s walking with Jesus!”
“I remember Beth so fondly. I remember her as having a quiet spirit. But she could be very feisty if she had to be!! I was always a little surprised when I saw that part of her. That feistiness was always justified. I took the bus home with her to her house a few times to hang out or do homework together. You were loved, dear one.”
“Ralph and family, our deepest sympathy to you all.”
“Remembering Beth as a sweet caring person in Calvin Christian High School. Ralph was at her side for much of the time while we were there. Glad they were happy spending the rest of their lives together.”
“I will never forget how much Beth touched me. She cared so much for me and my children, even my mother. Prayers for Ralph and the family.”
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