Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Becks in:
 • Elmwood Cemetery
 • Chanute
 • Neosho County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Charles O Beck
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 27, 1945
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2001
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 - Chanute, KS

Charles O. Beck, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was born April 27, 1925, in Chanute, Kansas, the son of Charles Curtis and Sadie (Sweeney) Beck.

He was a lifetime resident of Chanute.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and served four months with the First Marine Division in the South Pacific Islands in the battle of Pelelui Islands. He earned the bronze star for his part in securing the island. After his discharge from the military, he returned to Chanute.

He was a member of the Church of God, and a lifetime member of the Chanute V.F.W. and American Legion.

On June 16, 1946, he married Margaret Iyvonne Tripp Beck at Chanute. She died Oct. 24, 1999.

He had worked for Vierson & Cockran Drilling Company in Oklahoma and later for Helmerich & Payne Drilling of Tulsa, OK. He retired in 1974 after many years of service.

He took great pride in his Arabian horses, enjoyed restoring old antique equipment, fishing, and his cats.

He was very proud that his grandfather was the first pioneer doctor in Neosho County.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Joe Beck, of Scottsdale, AZ, and Terry "Pete" Beck, of Cheyenne, OK; a sister, Alberta Nafzinger of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Easter Aikins.

Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel, Chanute, Kansas, led by the Rev. Gary Bates. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery on East 14th Street in Chanute, with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post #170 of Chanute.

Family links: 
  Charles Curtis Beck (1860 - 1944)
  Sadie J Sweeney Beck (1889 - 1974)
  Easter Marie Beck Aikins (1948 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 135 Blk 1 Lot 14 Sp 3
Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Aug 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56835387
Charles O Beck
Added by: Melody Burkholder
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- TiogaRose
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service