Elinor Beck, 90, Sandusky, Ohio, passed away early Sunday afternoon at Stein Hospice Care Center.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frances and Blondina (Hirschbiel) Kelley.
She will be deeply missed by two daughters: Barbara Kaiser (Woodie Hutchinson) of Sandusky, Ohio, and Patricia A. Bennett of Vermilion, Ohio; a son, Michael (Margaret) of Fostoria, Ohio; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. "Bob," in 1992; a daughter, Kathleen Pavia; a son-in-law, Bob Bennett; two granddaughters: Kelly Seay and Tammy Beck; a great-grandson, Dennis Weber III; two sisters: Blondina Rourke and Francis Wachter; and a brother, Robert F. Kelley.
Elinor was a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and married her high school sweetheart, Bob, on Jan. 5, 1946. She retired from Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sandusky, Ohio, as a cafeteria manager for almost 30 years, where she was also a member, and she also was employed by Cedar Point.
In her spare time, Elinor enjoyed playing on her iPad, doing crossword puzzles, bingo and casinos, but she mostly enjoyed being surrounded by her family.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio. Friends will also be received from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral Mass Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky. Entombment will follow at 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.