SIKESTON - Lillie Bell Shelby, 88, died April 16, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews.
Born April 10, 1915, near Matthews, daughter of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston.
On July 11, 1936, in New Madrid, she married Harley Shelby who preceded her in death on July 1, 1984.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Annabelle and Carl Merideth of Sikeston; four brothers, Spurlin Beck Jr., Joe Beck and Billy Bob Beck of Sikeston and Woodrow Beck of Matthews; four sisters, Charlene Humphrey of Dickson, Tenn., and Thelma McDonald, Motel Smith and Jewel Harber of Sikeston; and one grandson and spouse, Marcus and Jennifer Merideth of Westland, Mich.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Linzie Beck and Walter Lee Beck; and one sister, Lorene Beck.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Steve Tippen, pastor of North Acres General Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.