Darlene Beck is the July Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.
Born to Marcus and Gloria (Young) Beech in Toledo, she grew up in West Unity and had three brothers. She graduated from Stryker High School.
After graduation she moved to Bryan with her family, and began training at Davis Business College. She worked as a secretary at Aro Corpora- tion, Bryan, for many years.
Beck always was a stylish lady, wearing matching shoes, purses and jewelry with every outfit. She had a good sense of humor, and always was able to give quick, witty remarks.
She and Bob Borton married on Oct. 20, 1940, and lived in West Unity. They had no children. Bob died on Dec. 4, 1978.
In December 1978 she moved to Winter Haven, Fla. She married Delmar Beck on Jan. 8, 1983. They lived most of their married life in or near Archbold and spent winters in Winter Haven.
She enjoyed entertaining friends and playing cards. She had two stepsons, Curt & Keith Beck.
She and Delmar moved to a Fairlawn duplex and later, to Fairlawn Assisted Living, where they enjoyed attending chapel and other activities. Delmar died in August 2010.
Darlene came to Fairlawn Haven in September 2010.