Beatrice (Bea) Vera Eick, 89, born July 25, 1927, went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2016 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. A loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma, she was a godly woman who served others and lived out her faith. She was predeceased in death by her parents, John and Malvina (Vinnie) Schultz of Reynolds Basin, Royalton and her two brothers, Norman and Donald.
A 1945 graduate of Royalton-Hartland High School, Bea is survived by the love of her life and husband of 68 years, LaVerne Eick, a retired dairy farmer from Freeman Rd, Medina. They met through the Walter League youth group at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Wolcottsville and later became charter members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Middleport. Bea was an active member of the altar guild, bible studies, a Sunday School and VBS teacher, and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Throughout their marriage, Bea was a strong supporter and helpmate on the family dairy farm. She loved to be around and host family and friends at their home. Bea enjoyed traveling to Virginia, Colorado and Oregon to visit family. She enjoyed travelling to Florida after retirement and made a special trip to Germany in 2002 with the Middleport Community Choir, making lifelong friendships.
She is survived by 5 children, William (Patricia) of Medina, Lee (Vicki) of Albany, Oregon, Patricia (Mike) Bielicki of Medina, Kenneth (Kelly) of Medina, and Connie (Jeff) Holt of Montclair, Virginia. She is also blessed by 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina on Friday, August 12th from 4 PM to 8 PM and on Saturday, August 13th (10-11) at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 133 Telegraph Road, Middleport where her funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 11 AM. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby, on Salt Works Rd, Medina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 133 Telegraph Rd, Middleport, NY 14105 or to Hospice of Orleans County, POB 489, Albion, NY 14411.