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Beck, Marna J.
Marna J. Beck, 75, of Woodhull, IL, died Saturday October 2, 2010 at her home due to a tragic accident. Services are 11:00 AM Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. Burial is in the Woodhull cemetery. Visitation is from 4 - 7:30 PM Friday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral home in Woodhull where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com

She was born September 27, 1935 in Woodhull a daughter of Martin and Vera Swanson Swanson. She graduated from AlWood High School in 1953 and married George Beck October 2, 1955 in Woodhull. He died August 20, 2000.

Marna was a very hard worker throughout her life having worked at Admiral/Maytag Corporation in Galesburg for 46 years. She sold Avon products and worked seasonally sorting corn at Pioneer in Woodhull.

Her memberships include Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull, the Elks Club, Moose Lodge and AlWood Lions Club. Marna especially loved people, she enjoyed socializing, dancing and never met a stranger she didnt know. She wintered in Texas, traveled extensively with her daughter Teri to Europe and Mexico as well as Colorado, North Carolina and several other states.

Marna and George were known for their 60 foot 6 ton Steam Locomotive complete with Coal Car and Caboose that they not only built together but traveled across the country entertaining people and entering parades. They made several appearances in the Toys for Tots parade in Chicago.

Survivors include a daughter, Teri Carlson Bumphrey of Moline, Il, a son, Todd Beck of Flagstaff, AZ, one very special granddaughter, Lindsey Carlson (Erik) Colburn of Pinehurst, N..C. a twin sister, Marlene Deed (Truman) Nehls of Woodhull and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband sister Virginia "Toot" Bell and Twin sisters, Joyce Ray and Joan Shane preceded her in death
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