Albrecht Elsie (Beck) Albrecht, age 96, died peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Whetstone Gardens. She was born December 6, 1916 in Marengo, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents Williard and Mary Beck, sister Mildred Speece, and niece Judy Speece Creel. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis A. Duy; son, Roger (Dianne) Albrecht; and beloved grandchildren, Michael (Christian), Chris, Bubba, and Jody. She was thrilled with the recent arrival of her great-grandson, Lewis Albrecht. Also survived by her favorite nephew, Fred (Linda) Speece of Minneapolis; five great-grand nephews; and a growing number of great-great-grand nieces and nephews. Elsie was a graduate of North High School, Class of 1933, and the proud chair of many Polar Bear reunions. She was a member of The Ohio State University
's first graduating class of the College of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene program, and Past President of Alpha Kappa Gamma honorary sorority. Elsie embraced living in Buckeye Country where she was recognized for her achievements in dental research at OSU. Memberships include: The Women's Club of Wadsworth, Ohio, (Past President), The OSU Faculty Club, First Community Church, Group Y of the Women's Guild of FCC (Past President), Clintonville Women's Club, TWIG, Crazy Eight Bridge Buddies, Dollar Signs Investment Club, and a life member of Eastern Star. Though her passports were filled with stamps, her most cherished trips were the last twenty New Year's Eves in Florida with three generations of family. Private interment to take place Saturday. Celebration of Life to be held Sunday, October 19, 2013 at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. at 3 p.m., with family receiving friends in Brownlee Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, Elsie would be pleased with donations to First Community Church, Columbus, OH 43212, or the
. "Grams" was as ornery as they come, and led her family in a lifetime of love and laughter. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. Please visit www.schoedinger.com
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