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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1935  A to B

    Beck, Lois Leanna;  

Beck, Lois Leanna
Lois Leanna, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Beck, was born August 23, 1926, and died July I, 1935, at the age of 8 years, 10 months, and 8 days. On March23, Lois took sick with mastoid infection and underwent an operation a week later which seemed to give relief for some time. On April 17, she went to the hospital for the second operation, after which she was home again for three weeks. On May 26, she was again taken to the hospital for the third operation for an abscess on the brain, but in spite of all that human hands could do, her youthful life declined until she passed away. During her sickness and suffering, which she endured so patiently, she wore
a beautiful smile and often expressed her appreciation in song. She sang of the Beautiful Land and expressed her desire to be with Jesus, hoping to meet her loved ones soon. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father and mother, three brothers, three sisters, two nieces, and one nephew, also an aged grandfather and many other relatives and friends.
When We Go Home
When we go home, think you 'tis true
That we shall know as once we knew-
You speak with *with me and I with you-
When we go home?
When we go home I hope to see
A little face look straight at me,
Unchanged from what it used to be,
When we go home.
When we go home 'twill be to hear
A darling voice, so low and clear,
Our hearts are thrilled to think it near,
When we go home.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt, thanks to friends and neighbors; to Rev. E. B. Frey and Rev. E. M. Slagle; to those who rendered the songs; to those who sent the beautiful flowers, and to all  who in any way assisted us during the sickness, death, and burial of our loving daughter and sister.
Mr. Joseph Beck and family, Mr. Reo Rufenacht and family, Mr. Laurel Short and family.



Lois, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beck, died Monday in their home southeast of Archbold. She had been ill for more than three months and had undergone three operations. Death was due to an abscess on the brain. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Central A.-M. church, in charge or Rev. Ed. Frey, and also Rev. E. M. Slagle of the D.- Mennonite church. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. -She leaves parents, aged grandfather, three brothers, and three sisters.

News clipping–source unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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