Janet L. Beck, 81


Janet L. Beck, 81, of Decatur, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Lincoln Manor.

Janet was born on May 28, 1929, in Janesville, to Frank and Blanche (nee McMillan) Warner. She grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Mauston High School in 1947. She married Edward A. Beck on Aug. 2, 1952, in Milton, and they moved to Decatur in 1958 from Wilmington, Del.

 Janet was a member and former elder of First Presbyterian Church in Decatur. Other memberships include League of Women Voters, Decatur Audubon Society, Allstates, Club Continental and Juneau County Historical Society.

Surviving are her husband, Edward A. Beck of Decatur; son, Michael Beck of Sullivan, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joan; and two daughters, Jennifer and Kate.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, 204 W. Prairie Ave., Decatur.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Macon County Conservation District, 3939 Nearing Lane Decatur, IL 62521 or the Northeast Community Fund, 825 N. Water St. Decatur, IL 62523.

Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawsonwikoff.com.