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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.

 1996 - A to B

      Beck, Ella;   Beck, Fern M.;   

Beck, Ella
 Named Top Resident At Fairlawn Haven

            Ella Beck has been named the resident of the month of February at Fairlawn haven.

            Beck has lived at Fairlawn since December, 1995.  She was born Sept. 12, 1907, in Fulton County to Henry and Emma (Nofziger) Beck.  Two of her three brothers and three of her five sisters are still living.

            Beck attended school through the eighth grade.  She worked as a cook at the Archbold school cafeteria, at Little Eden Camp, and also worked at the Sauder Farm & Craft Village.  She retired in 1989.

            She lived on Wilson Street in Archbold from 1946 until 1990 when she moved to a Fairlawn duplex.  In 1993, she moved to West Haven unit where she lived till the end of 1995.

            Beck traveled as far west as Idaho, as far east at the Atlantic Ocean, as far north at Niagara Falls and as far south as Florida.  Beck traveled with her sister, Florence, and did all the driving.

            Beck is a member of Central Mennonite Church.      [–article in Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 14 Feb 1996]        

Submitted by: Mona Mann

Beck, Fern M.

            Fern M. Beck, 56, Archbold, died Thursday morning, Aug. 22, 1996, in the home of her sister, following a brief illness.

            Born Dec. 21, 1939, near Archbold, she was a daughter of Harley and Francis (Klopfenstein) Beck, and lived her lifetime in the Archbold area.  She owned and operated Fern Beck Catering in Archbold nearly 20 years.  She previously worked at Jim & Dale's IGA, Archbold, and the Red Cross Drug Store, Archbold.  She was a member of the Central Mennonite Church.

            Surviving are her parents, Harley and Frances Beck, Archbold; three brothers, Charles Beck, Donald Beck, and her twin Vern Beck, all of Archbold; one sister, Mrs. Eugene (Arlene) Zaerr, Archbold.

            Services were Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Central Mennonite Church with Wilmer & Lois Hartman, Charles Gautsche, and Diane Zaerr as the officiating pastors.  Burial was in Pettisville Cemetery.        [Obit: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 1996]

 Submitted by: Mona Mann

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