Nettie M. Becker, 91, of Blackwater, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Blackwater Church of Christ with burial in Salt Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the River Valley Church of Christ or donor's choice. Funeral services are under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.
Born Dec. 6, 1919, near Blackwater, she was the daughter of Philip Henry and Octa May Caton Widel. On Oct. 18, 1936, she married George J. Becker Jr. who preceded her in death in 2004. She lived all her life in the Blackwater community. She was a member of Church of Christ in Blackwater and the Blackwater Senior Citizens.
Survivors include three daughters, Marylin (Craig) Scott of Nelson, Rosalie Sirna of Belton and Melodie Costello of Blackwater; eight grandchildren as well as great and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Rapp and Elsie Price, both of Blackwater.
She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son Barry Lee and a brother, Forrest Widel.