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Betty Beck-Heim

Betty Beck-Heim, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital, at the age of 94.

Born in 1926 in Wellsboro, PA, Betty lived in Williamsport, PA then Wellsboro again, before moving to Landenberg, PA in 2012. Most recently, she lived in Summit Independent Living in Hockessin, Delaware with her devoted and loving husband of 12 years W. Scott Heim.

In Williamsport, Betty and Jack Beck (her first husband now deceased) lovingly raised their four children; Dave Beck of Stuttgart, Germany, Steve Beck of Hardeeville, SC (wife Theresa) Cindy Eckbold of Downingtown, PA (husband Mark) and Mike Beck of Landenberg, PA (wife Carol). Betty is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition, “Aunt Betty Jean” is survived by many Smithgall nieces and nephews.

Over the years, Betty enjoyed taking drives through the countryside with Jack and then Scott, spending time with family, keeping a meticulous and welcoming home, and cooking wholesome meals. She was dedicated in the job she held for many years at the Lycoming College Book Store, and she enjoyed square dancing in her earlier years. Most recently, she has enjoyed the love and companionship of her husband Scott, whose dedication to her has been unwavering.

The family services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Betty’s memory to a charity of your choice.

Funeral Services

The family services will be private.


    Mary Ann Derrick lit a candle and writes,
    I loved Betty Beck. I was lucky enough to work with her at the Lycoming Bookstore. What a truly beautiful lady!
    07/09/2021 01:55 pm
    Art Bowen writes,
    Aunt Betty Jean was always one of my favorite Aunt’s who favored my mother’s looks. She was the last of 10 children of Otto and Ina Smithgall. Our families shared visits in Williamsport, Wellsboro and last 3 years ago in Landenberg at their townhouse and lunch at the Club, which she and Scott thoroughly enjoyed. She made her children proud of her by her loving strength and independence. She will be missed by many friends and relatives.
    07/10/2021 06:40 am
    Gail and Michael Rupprecht writes,
    We called her "Aunt Betty Jean" because that is what our mother, 12 years her senior, called her. Some qualities I loved about her was the way she kept a well run and lovely home; she was a loving mother to my four cousins; she had a ready laugh but could be very serious when appropriate. Upon her mother dying, when she was 15-16 she took over the responsibility of the homemaking for her widowed father and her two younger brothers. When her first husband, "Uncle Jack" was in a nearby nursing home in Wellsboro, she poured all of her energies into assisting in his daily care. After a few years, some told her that she really needed to get a life. She firmly retorted, "This IS my life." Loyal to her husband to the end of his life, she was a shining example to all who were watching. And then a man named Scott, who had also lost his spouse after a long illness, wooed her, they married and "lived happily ever after, 'til death did them part." I am very grateful to God to have Aunt Betty as part of my heritage.
    07/15/2021 10:00 pm

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