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Bethel 60 of Job's Daughters


Bethel 60, International Order of Job's Daughters became a reality in Jackson, Missouri in 1970.  Much activity, howevery, occured prior to the institution of this Bethel.  Under the leadership of Rev. Ronald Wood, girls between the ages of 12 and 20 who had Masonic relationships were visited and petitons wer filled out.  New white satin robes were made by the prospective members. An adult council was selected and plans were underway for the instituion of this new organization.  Excelsior Lodge #441 A.F.&A.M. granted permission for these girls to meet in the Temple on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Bethel 60 was instituted in Jackson on Sunday, January 11, 1970. Forty-six girls were intitiated into the order with Mrs. Marvin E. Proffer being installed as Behel Guardian and Joe D. Masterson as Associate Guardian.  Miss Pat Sander was installed as the first Honored Queen, Miss Sherry Davenport as Senior Princess, and Miss Suzanne Unger as Junior Princess.

On May 23, 1970, the new Bethel received its Charter and officially became Bethel 60. Ritualistic work memorized during the past six months was performed for the Grand Officers and Mrs. Florence Gerwinner, Grand Guardian.