Kathy Lou (Kneebone) Beck
Kathy Lou Beck (Kneebone), age 75, died peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in the comfort of her Wesley Chapel, FL home. She was surrounded by loved ones.
Kathy was born in Madison, WI on July 17, 1944. She was the youngest daughter of Milton and Dorothy Kneebone, and one of 11 children, “the Kneebone clan.” Kathy graduated from Madison Central High School in 1962, and married Joseph John Beck in 1967. The couple lived in Middleton, WI and created three beautiful daughters together. Kathy never remarried after the couple divorced in 1977.
Kathy moved to the Tampa, FL area in 1993 where she enjoyed success as a cosmetologist and master stylist at JC Penney for over 25 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, and sipping a cocktail at the end of a full day. Also, she never missed an opportunity to spoil her pets or her beloved grandchildren while she was cleverly disguised as “Ninja Grandma.”
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Dorothy Kneebone; in-laws, Joseph and Virginia Beck; husband, Joseph J Beck; sister, Susan Norsetter; brother, Jack Kneebone; sisters-in-law, Roberta Beck and Christine Kneebone; brothers-in-law, Bill Riley, Marlow Norsetter, Jerry Shmidt, and Emil Burmeister; nephew, Philipp Norsetter and niece, Shana Beck-Stinski.
Kathy is survived by the light of her life, her daughters, Jami (Scott) Cortelyou of Wesley Chapel, FL, Jodi (John) Florence of Yemassee, SC, and Judi Beck of Eugene, OR. She was also the proud grandmother of Gaige, Jayan, and Naya Lou Cortelyou of Wesley Chapel, FL; Kiav and Raven Beck-Cook of Eugene, OR; and Chris (Megan) Youngblood of Whidbey Island, WA, Danielle Youngblood of Wahiawa, HI and Robert (Marcia) Youngblood of Grand Canyon, AZ, who blessed her with three great-grandchildren, RJ, Evelyn and James. She is also survived by sisters, Sandy Riley, Judi (Bud) Arnold, Pat Roberts, Linda (Gerry) Reschke and brothers, Chuck Kneebone, Ron (Marilyn) Kneebone, Randy (Kathy) Kneebone and Rick (Marsha) Kneebone as well as many nieces, nephews, and in-laws from both sides of the Kneebone and Beck families.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 12-4 pm at The VFW Post 1318, 133 E Lakeside St, Madison, WI.
Online condolences may be made at www.houckfuneralhomes.com
Celebration of Life
Sunday, January 26, 2020
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
VFW Post #1318
133 E. Lakeside Street
Madison, WI 53715