Velma L. Beck (1936 - 2018)

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Velma L. Beck, age 81, of Highland View Nursing Home, formerly of Hormtown, Pennsylvania, died on January 31, 2018.
She was born November 27, 1936, in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, the daughter of Hermon Gaul and Bessie (Galentine) Gaul.
Velma was married to Melvin Beck on January 21, 1957. He preceded her in death on January 6, 1998.
Velma is survived by four children: Bernard (Dolly M.) Beck of Brockway, Delores (Edward) Kite of Reynoldsville, Janet (Dan) Blair of DuBois and Vera (James) Place of DuBois. She was also survived by sisters, Mae (Larry) Burkett of Punxsutawney, Marion (Verlon) Burkett of Punxsutawney, Faye Snyder of Brockway, and two brothers, Everette (Dorothy) Gaul of Punxsutawney and Lee Gaul of Erie. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, a son Melvin Henry Beck and brothers, Lewis, Jay and Fred Gaul and an infant baby boy. Also she was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Douthit.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Hormetown and Beech Tree Union Church. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.
Friends will be received on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Felt officiating. Burial will follow in Lakelawn Memorial Cemetery.
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Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-4567
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 1, 2018