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Otta Lea McDaniel Beck
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1921
Carter County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 2014
Ponca City
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA

Otta Lea Beck

Otta Lea Beck, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Ponca City Medical Center. She was 92 years of age.

Otta Lea was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Ardmore, the daughter of Otis and Ethel Davis McDaniel.

At the age of 2 years she moved with her family to Three Sands, south of Tonkawa where she grew up and attended the 1XL School.

She married Charles L. Beck on July 25, 1938, in Mulhall. The couple established their home in the Bressie community where Charles had been raised.

The couple was engaged in farming and ranching for 62 years until Charles' death in 1999.

Otta Lea enjoyed music, sports and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She was a former member of the Bressie Home Demonstration Club and had served on the Marland Election board for several years.

She was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Ponca City where she had served as Deacon, former chancel choir member and Junior Department teacher.

She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews, Susan Hall Anderson and husband, Tom, of Ponca City; Peggy Hall Hammons and husband, Doug, of Oklahoma City; J.D. Hall, of Ponca City; Kenneth Ary and wife, Gloria, of Santa Paula, Calif.; Jessie Ary and wife, Dianne, of Eucha, Okla.; Patsy Ary Carroll, of Santa Paula, Calif; Rosalee Buffalohead Asbury and husband, Rick, of Ponca City; Priscilla Buffalohead Socia and husband, Walter, of Bakersfield, Calif.; Mark Buffalohead and wife, Karen, of Eucha; Tracy McDaniel Taylor and husband, Tim, of Gold Hill, Ore.; Jim Matthiesen, of Lexington, Mass. and Preston Matthiesen and wife, Virginia, of Fort Worth, Texas and several other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Trelma Jean Beck in 1945; two sisters, Trelma Louise Buffalohead and Betty Jean Hall; one brother, E.R. "Bud" McDaniel; three nephews, Bob Matthiesen, Patrick Buffalohead and Jerry Hall.

Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Grace Memorial Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at First Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Metzger presiding.

Burial will follow in IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 210 North Fifth Street, Ponca City, OK 74601.

An online guest book may be signed at

Family links: 
  Otis D. McDaniel (1897 - 1975)
  Ethel L. McDaniel (1900 - 1978)
  Charles Lee Beck (1916 - 1999)
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Ponca City
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Abby Normal
Record added: Apr 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127535704
Otta Lea <i>McDaniel</i> Beck
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- Abby Normal
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014

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