Frances Beck Obituary

Frances A. Beck
Fran Beck
Frances A. Beck

November 17, 1923 - July 29, 2009
Born in Jameson, Missouri
Resided in Grimes, IA
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Frances Beck, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at her daughter's home in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow services at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Frances was born and raised in and around Jameson, Missouri. She married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Beck in 1946. They lived in the Ankeny, Alleman and Grimes area for over fifty years. Fran had worked as a dining room manager for the Chicago Speakeasy in Des Moines prior to working for her daughter and son-in-law at the Corn Patch Restaurant in Grimes.

Frances enjoyed all kinds of music and visiting with new found friends wherever she went. Her passion in life was her family, whom she worked with and loved spending time with.

Frances is survived by her daughter, Lucy (Dennis) Schwieso of West Des Moines, her grandchildren, Ken (fiancé, Brandy) Schwieso of Adel and Kimberly (Cliff) Lovell of Grimes; her great grandchildren, Zack and Shelby Schwieso, Natalie Mack, and Denni, Miranda and Rosalyn Lovell; and her siblings, Dean Thompson of St. Joseph, MO, Elizabeth Teel of Des Moines, Dorothy Fletchall of St. Joseph, MO, and Junior Thompson of Leavenworth, KS.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa.

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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Brandt Dallas Center Funeral Home
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
11:00 AM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
SE Jacob Street and SE 6th Street
Grimes, IA US 50111
Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA