Emery O. Beck
Emery O.Beck, 81, native of Richwood, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in Mercy Hospital at Portsmouth following a heart attack. He was ill for about a week, suffering from influenza, then was stricken with the heart attack Sunday about 1:00 a.m. at home. He was admitted to the hospital at 1:15.
Two and a half years ago he went to Portsmouth to live with his daughter, Mrs. Holly Rickey. He was a retired farmer and was a former employee of the old Marion Steam Shovel Co.in Marion, OH.
Born Aug. 29, 1871, he was the son of Alfred and Liza Jane Hilderbrand Beck His wife Mrs. Dona Dunn Beck, died in 1950. He was a member of First Church of Christ in Richwood.
Surviving with his daughter are two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step brothers and two step sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Richwood Church of Christ. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in RIchwood. The body will be at Melcher Funeral Home in Portsmouth until 9 a.m. Tuesday, then will be brought to Richwood for funeral services.