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Leila Beck, 85 - August 17, 2016

Leila Marie Beck, 85, of Gothenburg passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were conducted at the Evangelical Free Church on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Litzenberger officiating. Interment was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation took place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family members will be present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Beck was born June 9, 1931, at North Platte, daughter of Herman and Eva (Johnson) Johansen. She grew up on a family farm in North Platte, the youngest of seven children.
She graduated from North Platte High School in 1949.
After graduation, she married Burton Beck on March 26, 1950. To this union, four children were born. The couple resided at Fremont before moving to the family farm north of Gothenburg.
Beck was a homemaker with a love for baking and was known for her pies, according to family members.
She was a member of the New Hope Evangelical Free Church where she served as church secretary for 33 years, taught Sunday School, and was involved in the Women’s Missionary Society, White Cross and Vacation Bible School.
?Beck was active in her community serving on the District 284 school board, and was a member of the Etna New Hope Extension Club and a 4-H leader as well.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, Burton; her parents, Herman and Eva Johansen; brothers—Kenneth, Clarence, Richard and William; a sister, Dorothy.
Survivors include: her daughters—Debra (Arlan) Jamieson of Wichita, KS, and their children—Michael (Lizz and her son Harris) and Teresa, and Tammy (Larry) Paulsen of Cozad and their children—Lauren, Drew, Jed, Colt and Jake; her sons—Kenneth (Kelli) Beck of Gothenburg and their children—Jared (Anna and children, Xander and Addison), Jacob (Dayna) and Jessica, and Timmy (SueAnn) Beck of Wichita, KS, and their children—Samantha and Shawn; a sister, Pauline MacKenzie; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130, or Stone Hearth Estates,110 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.