Alberta J. Beeks age 91 of Fort Wayne and former Jay County resident passed away Saturday March 23, 2019 in Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. She was born in Portland June 1, 1927 the daughter of Ray and Ina (Leonhard) Freemyer. She was married April 20, 1947 to Robert H. Beeks and he died July 16, 1997. Alberta was a manager for Montgomery Ward and worked at Ft. Recovery Equity for twenty four years. She was a 1945 Portland High School graduate, member of Noble Twp. Busy Bee Home Ec., Salamonia VFW Aux. 2840, Salamonia United Church of Christ, West Walnut Street Church of Christ and Eastern Star.
Surviving are two daughters Ginger Ouwenga (husband Robert) of Findlay, Ohio and Ina Kay McAbee (husband Bill) of Fort Wayne, Four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Roberta Lyons.
Funeral services will be Friday March 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Green presiding. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Burial will be in the Salamonia Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society