Elinor Beck, 90, Sandusky, passed away early Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2013, at Stein Hospice Care Center.
She was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Altoona, Penn., to Frances and Blondina (Hirschbiel) Kelley.
Elinor was a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle School in Altoona, and married her high school sweetheart, Bob, on Jan. 5, 1946. She retired from Holy Angels as a cafeteria manager for almost 30 years. She was also employed by Cedar Point. Elinor was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sandusky. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing on her IPad, doing crossword puzzles, bingo and casinos, but mostly enjoyed being surrounded by her family.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Barbara Kaiser (Woodie Hutchinson) of Sandusky, and Patricia A. Bennett of Vermilion; son, Michael (Margaret) Beck of Fostoria; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, Elinor was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. “Bob” in 1992; daughter, Kathleen Pavia; son- in-law, Bob Bennett; granddaughters, Kelly Seay and Tammy Beck; great-grandson, Dennis Weber III; sisters, Blondina Rourke, and Francis Wachter; and brother, Robert F. Kelley.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m., at the church. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Elinor's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 for the loving care and support given to Elinor and her family, or to one’s favorite charity.