Berneda Beck is the September Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold.
She was born April 24, 1922, to Edwin and Wilma (Short) Short.
Her father died when Berneda was very young. She attended the Archbold schools and graduated from high school. Because of the family situation, she began working outside the home at age 12.
She met Donald Beck at a church function and they married on May 7, 1942. They lived their entire married lives near Archbold.
Donald was a farmer and Berneda worked a number of jobs, including the Archbold Ladder Factory and La Choy.
For many years she worked at the dry goods store in Archbold and was a seamstress. She finally stopped sewing for other people when she was 85 years old.
Berneda and Donald had two children, Dianne (Roth) and Rex.
Donald died in July 2000. Berneda has lived at Fairlawn Haven since April 2010.