Martha J. Beck, age 78 years, of Pettisville, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2012, at GlennPark of Defiance.
She was born Aug. 13, 1933, near Stryker, the daughter of Elmer and Esther (Shafer) Renaud.
She married Harvey “Bud” Beck on Aug. 19, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2006.
A resident of Pettisville since 1954, she helped her husband in his cabinet shop until 1981. In later years she enjoyed working as Postmaster relief in Pettisville and you could find her at the pump organ at Sauder Village.
She was a member of the Pettisville Missionary Church.
She is survived by two children, Bruce (Sandra) Beck of Pettisville, and Melodie (Alan “Pete”) Wyse of Wauseon; a foster son, Keith (Jana) Leininger of Wauseon; four grandchildren, Minde (Ted) Faneuff, Matthew Levi (Jami) Beck, Amanda (Ryan) Brosious, and Emily Wyse; three foster grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pauline Lantz of Archbold and Thelma Brenner of Ney.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Florence Louys and Roberta Cooley.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the Pettisville Missionary Church with Pastors Kent Norr and Tim Steiner officiating. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Pettisville Missionary Church from 3-8 p.m. on Monday.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorials be given to Pettisville Missionary Church. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.