SPRINGFIELD -- Barbara Ellen Harwell Beck, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 8, 2012, at Magnolia Square.
Born Sept. 2, 1931, in Charleston, to the late Daniel "Pete" and Myrtle Mae Vaughan Harwell, she worked for almost 30 years for Southwestern Bell and was a member of the Eastern Star.
She married Norvell Spurlin Beck who preceded her in death in 1961.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Daniel Lee Harwell and Buddy Joe Harwell.
Survivors include: two sons, Charles Beck of Austin, Texas, and Jason Beck of the state of California; one daughter, Robyne Shreck of Springfield; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hhlohmeyer.com.