Frances Beck

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Frances Alma Beck, 85, of Chaffee died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center.

She was born June 27, 1921, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Louis and Regina Blattel Hahn. She and Wilford "Bill" Beck were married April 10, 1947. He died Jan. 26, 1998.

Beck retired as a machine operator at Buckstein Pants Factory, and had been a child care provider. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Daughters of St. Ambrose, and VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, George and Gerald "Jerry" Beck of Chaffee; a daughter, Marie Schimpf of Chaffee; a sister, Viola Jansen of Albers, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The parish rosary will be recited at 7.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Church, with the Rev. John Harth officiating. Burial will be in St. Ambrose Cemetery.