Oscoda County Herald

Mary Jo Wetmore Beek

Mary Jo Wetmore Beek was born on June 12, 1940 in Saginaw, Michigan to Fred and Alice (Weighman) Gould. She was adopted on October 17, 1940 by Joe and Tillie Wetmore. Tillie was Alice’s sister. They moved to Luzerne, Michigan in 1944.

Mary Jo was married to Lawrence Raymond Beek on February 21, 1956 and was the mother of four children, Lawrence, Jr., Lewis “Frank”, Kathy and David. She also had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Beek, Sr.; her son, Lawrence Beek II; granddaughters, Tonya and Crystal and grandson, Kody. She was also preceded in death by her 12 siblings, Leo, Kenny, Ruth, Russell, Archie, Johnny, Richard, Robert, Myrtle, Janet and Jean.

Mary Jo obeyed the Gospel of Jesus Christ on November 8, 1962 and was one of the first members of the Church of Christ in Mio. Mary Jo faithfully served the Lord’s Church for more than 58 years. She also loved her years as a Foster Grandma at the Mio AuSable School and working in the school cafeteria.

Mary Jo is survived by three of her four children, Lewis “Frank” (Diane), Kathy (Jeff) and David; her grandchildren, Amanda, Adam, Larry, Josh and Jacob, David, Zeek and Chloe; her great-grandchildren, Ayla, Alyson, Lizzie, Mary-Clemmons, Eleanor, Canaan, Noah-Kate, Larry IV and Atava; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Visitation on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mio Church of Christ, Mio, Michigan, with Funeral Services at 1 p.m. with Mr. Frank Beek officiating. Interment will follow at Mentor Township Cemetery, Mio, Michigan.

Memorial donations may be directed to Mio AuSable School Foster Grandparent Program.

Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI.