Mrs. Maysel Eileen McCloy Beck, 90, a resident of 509 Brown Ave. in Belington, departed this life at 6:31 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. She had been in declining health for the past two years, but death was unexpected.
She was born April 24, 1922, at Oxford, a daughter of the late William and Ollive Reed McCloy.
On Nov. 21, 1940, at Catlettsburg, Ky., she was united in marriage to the late Rev. Arden R. Beck, who preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2012.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth Beck and wife, Darlene, of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter, Arretta Beck of Belington; three grandchildren, Eric Beck of Carlisle, Pa., Steven Beck of Califon, N.J. and Lauryne Gentzler of Tucson, Ariz.; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Williard McCloy of Parkersburg; and one sister-in-law, Doris McCloy of Grafton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant son, William Edward Beck; four sisters, Inez, Martha, Georgia and Arzee; and five brothers, Lawrence, Stanley, Clarence, Herbert and Willard.
Mrs. Beck attended Doddridge County High School and graduated from Reader High School. She graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and did graduate work at Kent State and Youngstown State Universities in Ohio. She taught at No. 16 School near Wellsville, Ohio, Park Elementary at Uhrichsville, Ohio, and at Lisbon Middle School, Lisbon, Ohio. She taught for a total of 23 years. She taught private art lessons in her home for several years and in 1987 wrote a children's book "Leena's Ribbon," which was published in 1995. Maysel worked and supported her husband, Arden, as he was a United Methodist minister for 71 years in West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. She sang in the church choirs and taught Sunday school and helped with church programs. She was a loving and supportive mother. She was an excellent seamstress, quilter and did needlework. She was an artist and loved to read. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington and the Ohio Education Association. In the past, she was a member of various education associations.
Friends will be received from Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon, at which time she will be moved to Asbury United Methodist Church, 512 Beverly Pike, Belington, where she will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the church with the Rev. Judy Flynn officiating. Interment will follow in Belington Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. Condolences may be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.c. Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Maysel Eileen McCloy Beck.