Wilmah L. Lebeck, 104


Wilmah L. Lebeck, 104, of Frisco, TX, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Dickey West Funeral Home, 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, TX 75252. The Reverend Bill Meeks, from Frisco’s First United Methodist Church, will officiate the service. Dickey West Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Lebeck was born on Nov. 8, 1918, in Raymond, to John and Bertha Jeisy. She was raised in the Raymond, Harvel and Farmersville areas, and graduated from Farmersville High School with the class of 1936. She married Ray Lebeck, a long time farmer from Harvel, where they resided for nearly 50 years.

For many years the Lebecks lived in the family’s historic 100-year-old farmhouse. In the 1980’s they moved to Carlinville, where they built one of the first of its kind earth homes.

Mrs. Lebeck attended McMurray College in Jacksonville and graduated from what is now Illinois State University in Normal. She held several degrees, including a bachelors of science in 1963 and a masters of science degreein 1967. Mrs. Lebeck was a teacher starting out at the Raymond, Grade School with over 30 first graders. She taught elementary education in Harvel and Raymond for many years.

Art was her passion. In her later years, she excelled as an expert oil and watercolor painter with her work displayed at several art fairs. Her paintings still adorn the walls of many homes. Mrs. Lebeck’s other passion was flying. She served as a co-pilot to her husband who flew their single engine plane around the country and to Canada and the Bahamas. Mrs. Lebeck was always ready for another trip in the plane. A highlight of being a co-pilot was being named the Flying Farmer of Illinois State Queen in 1973. She was thrilled with the honor.

Although a lifetime Illinois resident, Mrs. Lebeck moved to Texas about five years ago to be nearer family.

Mrs. Lebeck is survived by one son John.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Tom, Jim and Dave, all buried in the cemetery in Harvel.

Condolences may be left online at ww.dignitymemorial.com.