Carol Jean Tuecke Beck
Carol Jean Tuecke Beck, 58, of Collinsville, died at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born August 9, 1955 in Springfield, to Edwin J. and Jean Eileen Elliott Tuecke.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by one sister, Joyce Eileen (Jerry) Burkhart of Springfield; one aunt, Susan Nichols of Springfield; several cousins including, Ronald (Melissa “Missy”) Hill of Asheville, NC, Reginald (Eleanor) Jokisch of The Plains, OH, Carolyn Wilson of Arcola, IL, Franklin (Marianne) Jokisch of Normal, IL and her three beloved cats, Marbles, Molly, and Maxine (all rescues).
Carol was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield and was a former member of the Springfield Junior League. For a number of years, she served as a volunteer at Memorial Medical Center’s Festival of Trees. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, trying out new restaurants, home decorating, and loved animals (especially cats).
Carol was raised in Beardstown, but she lived in Springfield for many years before moving to Collinsville in 2002.
Carol graduated from Beardstown High School in 1973. She graduated from Robert Morris College, Moser Secretarial School in 1974. She received her Associate Degree from Lincoln Land Community College and attended Sangamon State University.
Carol began her career at Marine Bank in Springfield in 1974. In 1977, she was hired by Ameren, where she worked for 36 years, 18 years as a part of CIPS in Springfield and 18 years as a part of Ameren in St. Louis, working most recently as a Business Performance Specialist. Carol was especially noted for her attention to detail and outstanding work for major generation projects at Ameren Missouri.
Carol was a beloved, dear, sweet person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home, with additional visitation 10-11 am, Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Hemenway officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Beardstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid or to the Animal Protective League in Springfield.
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Joyce, Family and Friends - Carol was a role model and friend. As a young Junior League member she was always there with a smile and guidance. Her leadership to the league was invaluable. Her friendship was treasured. My prayers for her and for all of you, her family and for us who feel the loss.
Joyce, I recently learned of your sister's passing & wanted to extend my condolences. My heart is breaking for you. Know that you are in my prayers.
Joyce - My prayers are with you and the family. I've worked with Carol the last 7 years and she was a very dedicated employee but also a good friend. Always there to listen and encourage. She was truly a joy to be around!
Joyce, Family & Friends; Carol was beloved by many of her co-workers at CIPS and Ameren. I've heard many of them express sorrow and sadness that she is gone. I worked with her for many years and appreciated the dedication she had for her work and fellow co-workers. Carol had a positive outlook and a sunny disposition. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Joyce, Please accept my condolences on Carol's passing. I can still see that beautiful little girl with the wonderful smile. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Jane Ackerman
Ed & Peggy Rainer posted on 1/16/14
To The Beck Family it was with sadness that my wife and I saw of Carol's passing. We considered Carol a good friend in some transitional times of our lives as I changed companies and throughout my time at CIPS / Ameren. She was always kind and helpful and more than just another co-worker as she took an interest in my wife as well. Though we have lost contact in recent years as jobs as moved us a part we both think of her fondly and will miss her. Our condolences and prayers go out to you all and we will see her again in heaven.