Helen Trese Becket, age 93, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevad. She was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Nevada, to Emile G. Tritch and Clara M. Fox Tritch. She was married June 16, 1940 in Nevada, Mo., to Walter G. Becket and he preceded her in death June 6, 1984.
Mrs. Becket was born and reared in Nevada. She was a 1931 graduate of Nevada High School, Draughon's Business College, Springfield, Mo., and the American Savings and Loan Institute, Chicago, Ill. She was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Nevada. She was also a member of the Athenas GFWC and a former member of the Nevada B&PW Club. She was employed for 43 years at the Farm and Home Savings Association in Nevada, retiring May 1, 1976.
Survivors include five cousins, Dorothy May Durst, Butler, Mo., Virgil Fox, Lee's Summit, Mo., Lloyd Diehl, Nevada, Mo., Paul Diehl, Butler, Mo., and Ruth Nelson, Neodesha, Kan.; two nieces, Betty Jo Robinson, Nevada, Mo., and Sharron Becket, Tacoma, Wash.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada Mo., with the Rev. Greg Ferree officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.
The family suggests that memorials may be made in her honor to the First Presbyterian Church Building fund in Nevada or the Vernon County Historical Society, both in care of the furneral home.
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