SIKESTON - Artrue L. Becker, 90, died at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born July 6, 1916, in Bernie, son of the late Ora and Bertha Craft Becker, he was a life-long resident of the area. A farmer, he was of the Pentecost belief.
In December 1937, he married Ora E. Jackson who preceded him in death on May 12, 1975. In July 1976, he married Freda P. Templeton who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2003.
One son, three brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Glenn Becker of Columbia; three sisters, Vera Lamb of Sikeston, Sue Hulse of Port Angeles, Wash., and Olline Bolen of Wappapello; and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of the Murray Lane Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Mounds Park Cemetery in New Madrid.