Ruth Johanna Clara (Kroening) Beccue (1923 - 2013)


Ruth Johanna Clara Beccue, 89, of Casey, formerly of the Altamont area, died at 4 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Mike Kasting officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until time of services on Thursday at the church. Kull Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, Lutheran Women's Missionary League or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Beccue was born on Jan. 28, 1923, in the Bethlehem community near Altamont in Effingham County, the daughter of George and Clara Buth Kroening. She married Wilbert E. Beccue on Oct. 12, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters, Joann Ruth and her husband Wayne Muhs of Newton, Donna Kay and her husband Dale Busch of Terre Haute, Nancy Gail and her husband Bill Steele of Greenwood, Ind., and Debra Jean and her husband Angel Buenrostro of Tallahassee, Fla.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2013