Gayle K. Becker, 69

Gayle K. Becker, 69, of  rural Roann, died at 9:55 pm, Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Dec. 20, 1945, in New Haven, Conn., to Vernon and Helen (Robinson) Kelsey.

Gayle was a 1963 graduate of Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, Pa., and a 1967 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing.  She received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 1993. 

She married Henry A. Becker on June 17, 1967, in Yardley, Pa. 

Gayle was a Registered Nurse at Wabash County Hospital 25 years, where she was also Director of Nursing, and was a RN at Kosciusko Community Hospital 10 years.  She was a member of Roann First Brethren Church.  She was a member of the Wabash County Health Department Board of Directors, President of Roann Covered Bridge Association, was an advocate for CASA and served on the Roann Tenderhearts Preschool Board.  Gayle volunteered at 85 Hope, the Helping Hands Store, the Roann Food Pantry, the Stockdale Mill, and also helped decorate the Honeywell Center at Christmas time.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Becker of Roann; daughter, Alison Becker of Indianapolis, and her sister, Diane (Robert) Guy of Aurora, Colo. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call 4-8 pm Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann. Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery at a later date. As per Gayle's wishes she will be cremated.

Preferred memorial is 85 Hope or the Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Gayle may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Apr 07