Elizabeth Marie Van Ek, 80, of Central Point, Ore., passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011, at her home. She was born in Platte, S.D., to Henry H. and Isabel (Wendt) Kass on December 22, 1930.

Elizabeth married John Paul Van Ek in Hayward, Calif., in 1949. They raised six children together.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Memory Gardens Chapel and she will be layed to rest at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

www.memorygardensmortuary.com.