Brenda (Crain) Beck

August 8, 1924 - May 26, 2019

          Brenda (Crain) Beck, age 94, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

          Born in Coffeyville, KS, on August 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (White) Crain.  Brenda graduated in 1941 from Field Kindley HS, in Coffeyville, KS, where she enjoyed playing for the school band.  She finished her nursing degree in 1944 at the St. Francis School of Nursing in Wichita, KS.  After moving to DE she continued her career as a registered nurse for Delaware Veterans Hospital.  Later she worked for Union Hospital in Elkton, retiring after 20 years of service.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Beck.  Brenda is survived by her children, Cathy Kilburn and David Beck; 1 grandchild; and 2 great grandchildren.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in St. George’s Cemetery, St. George’s, DE.


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10 Condolences for Brenda (Crain) Beck

  • Dave,

    So sorry to hear about your Mom.

  • Cathy and Dave;

    Saddened to learn of this heartbreaking loss, she was special to so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. J

  • Brenda Beck was a wonderful friend to my mother, Jane Laws. Their close friendship began at Union Hospital where they worked together as nurses for many years. In retirement, they took many bike rides together. My mother considered Brenda one of her best friends. Brenda was kind, trustworthy and a fun person to be around. I am sure that my mother welcomed Brenda to Heaven and they are having a party together, and even riding their bikes together down the streets of gold.

  • I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I am Gertrude Eaton’s youngest daughter. I have many wonderful memories of your mother’s visits to moms and our visits to your house. Your mother was a wonderful friend to my mom for many years. I will always cherish those memories.
    Gail Eaton Jones

  • Brenda was like another grandmother to me and the best great grandmother my kids could have hoped for. She will be dearly missed.

  • Dave,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. It was always a pleasure to have an occasional conversation with her. We’re just a phone call away if you ever need anything.

  • Cathy and Dave
    I am sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She lived a full life. It was always a pleasure to see her usually bumping into her and Dot Yearsley at the Ches-Del or out at some other hot spot. Sorry that I can’t attend the services and say good-bye but I have a family funeral at the exact same time. Bill Sterling

  • So sad to hear about Brenda. She was always welcoming with a smile and a kind word. She was a joy to know and I know that my mother will miss their travel adventures.

  • Beautiful video tribute ❤️ Dave my thoughts are with you and Cathy at this difficult time 💔 Just remember all the good times and great memories you have to cherish ❤️

  • It was always my pleasure to deliver Meals on Wheels on Thursdays to Mrs. Beck.