Jean E. Beck

DALLASTOWN Jean E. Beck, 81, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 3:49 a.m. at the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill, Md. She was the wife of Pastor Allen Jack Beck who died on July 3, 2007. Born on September 28, 1932, in Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Alma Lucille (Miller) Evans. Mrs. Beck was a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Illinois and managed a Christian book store in Cumberland, Md., before marrying her late husband- a widower with nine children. She quickly became a loving mother and a devoted minister's wife. In 1970, the family moved to Jarrettsville, Md., where her late husband accepted the position of pastor of North Harford Baptist Church. Mrs. Beck was very instrumental in the music program of the church, playing the piano and directing the adult choir. Her service at the church also included teaching Sunday School, Bible School and leading Ladies Bible Study. Mrs. Beck was known to always be at her husband's side assisting in his ministry. In 1989, she and her late husband moved to Dallastown, where they continued their long time ministry with the Red Lion Bible Church followed by service with North Hills Bible Church of York. The daughter of a pastor with a quiet nature, Mrs. Beck dedicated her entire life to sharing and serving her faith in Jesus Christ, her Savior. Mrs. Beck is survived by her children, Suzanne B. Getz of Erie, Elizabeth B. Mentzer, and her husband, Eric of Riverside, Md., Christine B. McAllister, and her husband, Ken of Bear, Del., Miriam B. Dimitriadis and her husband, Lloyd Shires of Bel Air, Md., J. Nathan Beck, and his wife, Christine of White Hall, Md., Joseph Beck, and his wife, Tamara of Catonsville, Md., Ruth A. Edwards and her husband, Mark of Delta, Sara L. Schroers, and her husband, Bryan of Hampstead, Md., Bryan E. Beck of Philadelphia, Charis J. Cooney of Bel Air, Md., Carol A. Cooney and her husband, Rick of Odessa, Fla. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Doris Evans, Shirley Evans and Vincent Evans, all of Hyndman, and Donald Evans of Sumter, S.C. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathryn DeAra on December 19, 1993, and sister, Betty Ruth Evans; three brothers-Dwight Evans, Charles Evans and Luman Evans. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at North Harford Baptist Church, 4008 Old Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, Md., with Reverend John W. Manry, church pastor, officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will be on Thursday at noon in Sunset Memorial Park, 13800 Bedford Road NE, Cumberland, Md with Reverend Ken Korns officiating. In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate memorial contributions to the mission that she began with her late husband: Grace Mission to Haiti, Inc., P.O. Box 211025, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421. Harkins Funeral Home, Delta, PA has been entrusted with her arrangements. For directions or to send condolences, please call 800-550-5915 or visit

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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 15, 2014