Desirah V. ‘Dessie’ Beck, 69

HANNIBAL, NY – Desirah V. “Dessie” Beck, 69, of Hannibal, passed away at home on Monday August 8, 2016, after a long illness.

Dessie loved sewing, canning and flower gardening.

She was a bartender at Boogs in Hannibal for more than 20 years.

She was a friend of Pastor Kevin Griffin of Temple Baptist Church.

Desirah was predeceased by her life companion, Craig Malcott, who died August 30, 2015; her parents, Wilburt and Dorothy King; and four siblings.

Dessie will be greatly missed by her children, Ronald Gilman and Clue Gilman; grandsons, Danial Mullins and James Gilman; three great-grandchildren; sister, Deborah MacDowell and brother, Wendy King.

A calling hour will be Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to noon with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Burial will be in Sterling Center Cemetery, Sterling.

Memorial contributions in Desirah’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, second floor, East Syracuse, 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.