May 8, 1941 — September 19, 2021
Jane Louise Beck, age 80, of Bloomington, died surrounded by her children Sunday, September 19, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center after a long illness.
Funeral services to honor and celebrate Jane’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday. Jane will be laid to rest in Old Stonington Cemetery.
Jane was born on May 8, 1941 to John and Iva Scott, who preceded her in death, along with her sister, Nancy Jo Batman. She is survived by her brother, David (Betty) Scott of Seattle, Wash., two daughters, Kim (Jim) Carlock of Normal, Ill., Angela (Dan) Plumer of Simpsonville, S.C., and one son, Kent (Jennifer) Beck of Mesa, Ariz. She has 6 grandchildren, Jessica (Shawn) Martin, Glen Allen, V.A., Mitchell (Tara) Plumer, Fountain Inn, S.C., Morgan Plumer, Simpsonville, S.C., Dawson and Logan Beck, Mesa, Ariz., and Kate Carlock, Normal, Ill. She has one step grandson, Justin (Brandi) Carlock and 3 step-grand- children, Tucker, Rayne, and Elli Carlock, all of Bloomington, Ill. Additionally, she leaves behind many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jane also grew into another family, which also loved her dearly and she is survived by them as well. These include Darel Zook, who was her significant other for over 20 years, Greg (Kristi) Zook, their children, Zachary, Mitchell, and Madison, and Julie (Trip) Barton, Sydney and Addie.
She was born in Lincoln, Ill., but grew up in Blue Mound, Ill. and spent a lot of time working at her Dad’s grocery store, Scotty’s Market.
She married William Beck on 6/1/1962, and raised 3 children on the family farm, which she loved dearly. She was very active in her church and her community. She led the Stonington 4-H group, the Rural Rustlers, and was a BYF leader at Old Stonington Baptist Church for many years. She loved Jesus and being around young people, whom she had such a profound positive impact. For many years, she served as a camp counselor at Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, where all of her beloved campers would endear her by calling her “Mommie Jane”.
She was very influential in helping build William B. Beck Auction and Realty. She would cashier many, many sales over the years, and loved meeting and talking with everyone. She held many customer service positions at various businesses including: Asgrow Seed Col, Novartis, and Prairieland Credit Union; however, she never considered any of them a job as she loved the many relation- ships and bonds made that led to many close friendships.
God gifted her with a very artistic mind that she used to create beautiful oil paintings, cross stitch towels and sweatshirts. She sewed many of her children’s clothes, as well as clothes for the girls’ Barbie Dolls. She developed a love for making cards, which she sent to many family and friends to provide encouragement, laugh and support. Jane loved to teach others her craft and thoroughly enjoyed the many she led at the Normal ARC center.
Jane loved to fish, adored Clydesdale horses, and work in her garden, but most of all, she LOVED her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Honey”. She devoted herself to all of them and loved them dearly, as well as, all her friends.
She touched many people’s lives while she was here on this Earth, and God used her to further His kingdom. Please remember her with fondness and happy memories. Share the love she had for all of you with each other!
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.