She lived in Purcell, Tulsa, and Enid, Oklahoma before moving to Newton, KS, and ultimately moving to Wichita, KS in 1965. Jean graduated from Wichita West High School. Jean had various jobs, one working as a welder for Hesston Manufacturing before enrolling at Wichita State University. Jean graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and was a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. In her later years, she dedicated her life to her father and mother, managing and assisting in health care for both until their deaths in 2005 and 2017, respectively.
Jean is survived by:
Sister: Nancy Miller and husband, Jeff, of Kingman, KS; Brother: Willian (Bill) Beck and wife, Patty, of Springtown, TX; Nieces: Kimberly Mies and husband, Don, of Kingman, KS, Breanne Poston and husband, Jason, of Plattsmouth, NE, Bridgette Kells and husband, Shea, of Manhattan, KS; Nephews:
Andrew Miller and wife, Tabatha, of McPherson, KS, Braden Beck and wife, Amber, of Topeka, KS; Five Grand Nieces and Four Grand Nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Norma Beck and grand nephews, Kyle Miller and Cole Mies.
A graveside service will be on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 am at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute, KS.
The family suggests memorials to be made to American Diabetes Association and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.