Delores "Joella"'s Story

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Delores "Joella" Beck, 79, Galveston, went home to be with the Lord at 4:58 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. She was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Hammond, to Alvin and Florence (Marter) Buettner. She married Robert "Bob" Beck on Jan. 25, 1958, in Logansport, and he survives.
Joella retired from the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster at Young America. She worked for the postal service for 41 1/2 years. Her first job was working for St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport in dietary. She also worked for A.S.C.S. in Logansport for 4 1/2 years and the Young America Café. She was a 1956 graduate of Young America High School and a 50-year member of the Pythian Sisters. Joella served as district deputy and grand trustee for the Pythian Sisters, District 5, in Indiana. She also started the Bunko Club of Young America with her friends.
Surviving family include her husband, Robert "Bob" Beck, Galveston; daughters, Terri Robertson, Galveston, and Linda (Tim) Bruner, Walton; son, Jim Buettner, Galveston; and grandchildren, Chad (Vanessa) Robertson and Caleb (Micah) Bruner; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Jacob, Jude, Mollie and Brittyn. Joella is also survived by a special friend, Sandy Henry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister-in-law, Barb Buettner.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor Marty Pursel officiating. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Renal Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on October 6, 2017
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