Arlene Beck

ARLENE LUCILLE BECK, 92 ROCKTON - Arlene Lucille Beck, 92, of Rockton died at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Pioneer Court. Born Feb. 19, 1920, in Beloit, Wis., to Clifford and Hattie (Smith) Ellis. Lifelong resident of the Rockton area, except when she resided in North Carolina for several years. She married Forrest Beck on Oct. 10, 1941, in Rockton. She was employed by the Rockton school system as a teacher. Former member of Rockton United Methodist Church, and currently was a member of The River of Life United Methodist Church. Arlene and her husband, Forrest were active in Stephen Ministries. She enjoyed sewing and needle work. Arlene received her bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois Teachers College. Survived by daughter, Jan (Loren) Floto of Rockton; son, Frederick Beck of Apex, N.C.; son-in-law, Gary (Beverly) Baldwin; grandchildren, Mary Beth Baldwin, Gary Dean (Marie) Baldwin, Aimee Floto, Ellen (Luis) Diaz, Elizabeth (Chris) Kornelis and Joseph Floto; great-grandchildren, Madison Baldwin, Jessica Baldwin, Emmanuel Diaz, Gabriel Diaz and Thomas Kornelis; brother, Russell (Carol) Ellis; nephew, Jeff (Cindy) Ellis; niece, Vicki (Kevin) Engelking; nephews, Timothy Ellis and James (Jane) Ellis; and great-nieces and -nephews. Predeceased by her parents; husband; daughter, Paula Baldwin; and brothers, Warren and Victor Ellis. Memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in The River of Life United Methodist Church, 511 Public Ave., Beloit, Wis., with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. David Carlson, pastor of The River of Life United Methodist Church, officiating. Private burial in Rockton Township Cemetery at a later date. Cremation rites to be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., No. 200, Beloit, WI 53511 or to Macktown Historical Society, P.O. Box 566, Rockton, IL 61072. To share a memory or online condolence please visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012