Elizabeth Beck


PAULDING -- Elizabeth E. Beck, 93, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Gardens of Paulding, Paulding, Ohio.

She was born May 30, 1920, in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of Raymond and Vira (Shrider) Smalley. On June 29, 1941, she married Robert C. Beck, who preceded her in death on October 25, 2003. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and was employed by the Paulding County Library, retiring in 1982.

She is survived by three children, Jerry (Ruth Ann) Beck, Tucson, Ariz., Raymond (Judy) Beck, Paulding, and Pam (Bob Kochenour) Beck, Paulding; two brothers, Paul (Betty) Smalley and Robert Smalley, both of Antwerp; a sister, Lodena Brown, Paulding; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, William "Bill" Smalley; and a sister, Nellie Wilhelm.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Paulding County. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Donations may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or Paulding County Senior Center. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

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