MOUNT VERNON — Cleo Congdon Beck of Mount Vernon, formerly of Byers, CO, died April 6, 2019. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Denver, CO. She lived in Colorado most of her life, moving to Mount Vernon in 1999.

Cleo is survived by her children, Arthur (Rosemary) Beck, Roberta Lutton and Bobbie (Larry) Thomas; daughter-in-law, Patricia Beck; her grandchildren, Sonya (Kenny) Sayre, Michael (Kristy) Lutton, Catherine (Michael) Dieck and Greg (Sarah) Beck; and her great-grandchildren Ryan and Austin Thomas, Haley and Josie Sayre, Mary and Thomas Lutton, Natalie, Eli and Samantha Dieck and Andrew Beck.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Arthur Beck; and son, Leigh Allen (Patricia) Beck; son-in-law, John (Roberta) Lutton; as well as her brothers and sisters, Leigh Congdon, Joy Walden, Donald Congdon, Jean Congdon; and her mother and father, Eleanor G. Congdon and Clarence P. Congdon.

Cleo’s faith was very important to her. She was an active member of Saron Lutheran Church in Strasburg, CO, until moving to Ohio where she attended Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.

Cleo was first and foremost a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandma. She lived to travel and visit her children and grandchildren. She was active in her communities in scouts, kids camps, honorary grandparents of Strasburg HS athletes, VFW and Sunday School/ Bible School.

She loved to shout BINGO, and funded many of her trips with her Bingo proceeds.

She will be missed by many, but we can truly say that she lived her life to the fullest, and left us with many wonderful memories.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gambier.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Cleo Congdon Beck.


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