Elsie Becker, 100, passed away on March 14, 2017

Elsie Becker, 100, of Leon,  passed away late Tuesday night, March 14, 2017 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 2 to 4 p.m., with family present from 2 to 3 p.m.,  on Sunday.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Latham United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at the Latham Cemetery.
Born Dec. 20, 1916 in Ford County, Kan., she was the daughter of Jake and Katie (Wedel) Schmidt.  She was raised and received her education in western Kansas and Moundridge.  Elsie was united in marriage to LaVerne Becker on Oct. 2, 1937 in Newton.  The couple made their first home in Moundridge, moved to Marquette and eventually moved to a farm near Leon in 1950.  They farmed and owned and operated a dairy.  LaVerne preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2012.
Elsie attended Cornerstone Christian Church in Atlanta and was baptized there with LaVerne in her 90’s.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cows and dogs.  She especially loved birdwatching and needlework.  She never had idle hands.  
Her family includes: son,  Larry Becker and wife, Selby of Westcliffe, Colo.; daughters,  Jackie Grow and husband, Gerald of Atlanta, and Twila Flagler of Latham; grandchildren,  Ronda and Dave Post,  Leta Hanna, Brian and Jeannie Grow, Sheila and Lance Handlin,  Amanda and Jason Griffith; great grandchildren, Shane and Sandy Anderson, Patrick Post, Monica and Jamie Crouch, Kelly Grow, Jake and Kelly D. Grow, Clayton Grow, Jandi Handlin, Lindsey Handlin, Levi Handlin, Dustin Handlin, Judd Griffith,  Lucas Griffith, and Haddie Griffith; great grandchildren,  Josie Grow,  Sidney Grace Anderson,  and Taylor Anderson.
In addition to her parents and husband, Elsie was preceded in death by;  a great grandson, Nathan Hanna;  eight siblings, Esther, Ervin, Susie, Irene, Neola, Edvin, Joe and Della.
A memorial has been established in Elsie’s name for the Atlanta Fire Department.  Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.