Mary E Beck
October 3, 1927 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 90)
Mary E. Beck 90 of Norris City, IL passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at
Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. She was born October 3, 1927 in
Carmi, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Austin) Knight. She married
Edward J. Beck on August 21, 1955 at Union Ridge Presbyterian Church near
New Haven and he preceded her in death on December 8, 2000.
Mary had a long career as a school teacher, having taught in
Crossville and Eldorado. She was a member of the IL Retired Teachers
Association, White County Home Extension, White County Historical Society
and a longtime and active member of the Union Ridge Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her son, Terry E. Beck of Evansville; she is
also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
her parents, husband, Edward; and brother Paul Knight.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday December
27, 2017 at Union Ridge Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the
Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the
Church. Memorials are suggested to the Church and can be made in care of the
funeral home. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of
arrangements. Online condolences may be left at