|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1877|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1965|
Mon. Eve., 15 Mar 1965, pg. 1, col. 7
Mrs. William Beck Dies At Age 87; Rites Wednesday
Mrs. William (Cecilla) Beck of 102 Harrison street, a beloved lady in the life of Rensselaer community, where most of her lifetime was spent, died in Jsper county hospital at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, a few days before she would have observed her eithy-eighth birthday anniversary. She had been in steadily declining health for nine months of complications resulting from advanced age.
Mrs. Beck was born in Rensselaer March 17, 1877, the daughter of Patrick Donnelly and Martha (Monogan) Donnelly.
She was educated in Jasper county schools and on Jume 17, 1901, she was married at St. Augustine church to William Beck, who died December 27, 1958. With the exception of two years when her home was in Terre Haute, all of her lifetime was lived in this community.
The immediate survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Cecillia ) Ferguson, of Rensselaer; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Walter of Rensselaer and Mrs. Anna Kelper of Plymouth, and a brother, Donnelly of Rensselaer. She was preceded in death by four brothers and by two sisters.
During her long association with Rensselaer life, Mrs. Beck occupied a place deep in the hearts of our people. She was active in church life and contibuted much to the welfare and happiness of our community. Her christian character and her interest in the welfare of her many friends and community was manifested in so many ways. A sweet, benevolent woman of charming personality and deep in her friendships she held the affection of those who came to know her during her long and worthy life which stood as her monument.
The funeral services will be held from St. Augustine Catholic church at 10 a.m., Thursday with the Rev.Fr. Joseph Zimerle, C.P.P.S., conducting the rtes. Interment will be in Mr. Calvary cemetery. Rosary services will be held at Jackson Funeral Chapel at 7:30 p..m., Wednesday. Friends may call at the Chapel after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Patrick Donnelly (____ - 1880)
Martha Donnelly (____ - 1913)
William George Beck (1874 - 1958)
Cecelia E. Beck Ferguson (1904 - 1988)*
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Alana Knochel Bauman
Record added: Mar 13, 2014
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