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Barbara Ann (Bailey) Beck

May 12, 1937 — January 10, 2023


Barbara Ann (Bailey) Beck, age 85 of Crawfordsville, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2023 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. She was born in Scranton, PA on May 12, 1937 to the late Harold, O. and Margaret (Green) Bailey.

Barbara graduated from West Scranton High School in 1955 and went on to attend Nursing School. She practiced nursing in Bridgeport and Milford, CT and then Spring Hill, FL in between taking care of her family. She married the love of her life, Edwin D. Beck on August 23, 1958. They were childhood sweethearts meeting each other in the fifth grade. Barbara and her family moved from Scranton, PA to Milford, CT, and then Spring Hill, FL before moving to Crawfordsville to be closer to family.

She was a loving and fun mother and grandmother. Barbara had a strong faith and attended First United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed playing the organ, traveling, Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream, and taco salads from Little Mexico. She loved her pet dogs. She was an avid dark chocolate fan and would never eat milk chocolate.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 64 years; three children, Richard D. (Juli), Brian S. and Laurie-Ann; six grandchildren, Daniel, Andrew, Brianna, Brandon, Zachary, and Bryden; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Lowen, and Silas; and a sister, Marlene Margolin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara's family would like to thank the ICU Nursing staff at Franciscan Health for taking great care of her.

Cremation was chosen with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with Care. Share memories and condolences online at

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