Goshen News, Goshen, IN

April 4, 2013

Elizabeth Beck

Nov. 25, 1924-April 3, 2013


— GOSHEN — Elizabeth Beck, 88, died at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 25, 1924 in Reno County, Kan., to David and Mattie (Yoder) Schrock. Elizabeth was a lifetime area resident.

She married Orval J. Beck June 29, 1946, in Wakarusa. He preceded her in death April 15, 2007.

Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and enjoyed being a mother. She was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church her entire life. She was very active in the church, taking part in sewing, teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was a faithful prayer warrior.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory (Karen) Beck of Elkhart, Duane (Kathy) Beck and Max (Melanie) Beck, both of Goshen; daughters, Kathleen (Terry) Martin of Knoxville, Tenn., and Nedra (Les) Gnagey of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Schrock of Goshen; sisters, Sue Kurtz and Barbara (Lowell) Weaver, both of Goshen, Alma (Gene) Bontreger of LaGrange, and Mary (Ray) Yoder, of Middlebury; her stepmother, Jane Puchala, of Roseland; and half brothers, David (Karen) Schrock of Indianapolis and Bob Schrock of South Bend.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Gnagey, and three siblings.

Family and friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Greencroft Meeting House in Goshen and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

Graveside services for family only will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Olive Cemetery. Celebration of life services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa. The Revs. Randy Detweiler and B.J. Leichty will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to Project Promise or Holdeman Mennonite Church. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. Online condolences may be shared at www.tlyfh.com.