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Catherine R. Beck

March 12, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Catherine R. Beck, 89, of Springfield, died at 9:15 pm, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born March 12, 1928 in Lanesville, IL to Daniel and Mildred (Letterest) Mulcahy, and they preceded her in death. She married Harry J. Beck on July 9, 1949, and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2011.

Survivors include one daughter, Vicki L. (Dino) Sarti of Surprise, AZ, one son, Harry E. (Deborah) Beck of Conover, NC, four grandchildren: Harry C. (Melissa) Beck, Charles J. Beck, Austin R. Sarti, and Marina L. (Ryan) Pivonka, three great-grandchildren: Harrison T., Oliver M. and Lucas J. Beck, special niece Loni (Bob) Bastas of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters and son, Kent M. Beck.

Catherine was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She attended Brown’s Business College after high school, and was a cafeteria worker at Griffin High School for 17 years and also worked as an accountant at Franklin Life Insurance. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church.

Visitation: 5 – 7 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with a prayer service at 5pm.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church with
Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Blessed Sacrament Church


1725 South Walnut Street, Springfield, IL, 62704

(217) 528-7521 Map

Cemetery Information

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

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