Marion Elsie Becker, age 80, of McKennan Road, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, 2013, in her home.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1932, in Ilion, daughter of the late Peter and Elsie Livingston Gettle. A lifelong area resident, she was raised in Ilion and was a graduate of Ilion High School. On Oct. 6, 1950, she was united in marriage with Leon Becker in Saint Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. They have made their home in Herkimer since that time. Mrs. Becker had a strong faith in God and was a devout member of Saint Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer.
In her leisure time, she found joy and relaxation in doing ceramics. She was especially fond of her home, the warmth, friendship and cherished times she shared with her husband and their many friends. She will be truly missed.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 62 years, Leon, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Gettle, and two brothers-in-law, Quentin Becker and his wife, Janice, and Joseph Morse and his wife, Cynthia.
Calling hours for Mrs. Becker will be on Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. in Fenner Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Saint Francis de Sales Church, Herkimer. The Very Reverend Mark Cunningham, pastor, will officiate. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery will take place at a later time.
Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.