Oct. 26, 1934- Sept. 27, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Donna R. Beck, 73, of West Lafayette, died at 1 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 27, 2008) at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 26, 1934, to Cecil and Virgie (Whitt) Rich in Elkhart. On Jan. 15, 1955, she married Robert E. Beck in Elkhart. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1999.
She is survived by four sons, Gregg (Debra) Beck, Pat (Becky) Beck and Mike Beck of West Lafayette and Mark (Jennifer) Beck of Willoughby, Ohio; three daughters, Mary (Deacon Steve) Hodges of Greenwood, Sue Beck of West Lafayette and Nancy Overhauser and her partner Frances of Fairport, NY; two brothers, Carl (Marilyn) Rich of South Bend and Robert (Connie) Rich of Goshen; one sister, Ginny (Pete) Yoder of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel with a vigil service at 4:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, West Lafayette, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father David Buckles officiating. Interment will follow at St. Boniface cemetery.
Mrs. Beck graduated from Concord High School in 1952 as salutatorian. She attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in South Bend and graduated in 1955. She worked as a registered nurse at Memorial until the family moved to West Lafayette in October 1962. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette until she retired in 1990. She was a member of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in West Lafayette.