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Carol Beck

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Carol Lee Beck, 85, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, 2024, at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born in Jefferson City on January 23, 1939, to Henry Clay and Myrtle Dale (Steenbergen) Procter.
She married Martin John Beck at Faith Lutheran Church on May 30, 1958. They were married 62 years until his passing on March 10, 2021.
Carol was born and raised in central Missouri. She graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1957 before working as a teller at Exchange Bank and briefly at the Jefferson City News Tribune. She prided herself at work on balancing each day’s books to the penny.
Throughout her adult life, Carol was a committed member of Faith Lutheran Church. She devoted numerous hours to serving as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, contributing to the Ladies Guild, and volunteering her assistance at Heisinger Bluffs Senior Living Community. Following church gatherings, Carol treasured the tradition of sharing a meal with her family at her parents’ Jefferson City home.
Carol valued her faith and family above all. After retiring in 1996, she dedicated her time to taking care of her granddaughter, Courtney, and became a central figure in her grandchildren’s lives, affectionately known as Mamaw. Her retirement years were marked by a shared passion for travel with her husband. Together, they took numerous trips, including bus journeys and overseas travels. She and Martin often brought along their grandchildren on their many trips, creating memorable family experiences from the Arizona Canyonlands to the Arctic Circle. When they weren’t abroad, Mamaw enjoyed sneaking the grandchildren to the mall for secret toy store visits, as well as traveling with Papaw to the grandchildren’s marching band shows, orchestra concerts, and sporting events.
Carol is survived by two children, John Beck (Deana) and Leigh Anne Schaper (Mike), both of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Christopher Beck (Abigail), Nicholas Beck, Courtney Payne (Logan) and Emily Schaper; two-great-grandchildren, Dean and Ella Mae; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin; brother, Floyd Procter; and sister, Nelda Branson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church with the Reverends Mark Nebel and Rich Steensma officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Enloe Cemetery in Russellville, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church, 2027 Industrial Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.
www.freemanmortuary.com

Published April 3, 2024

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