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JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Erie Beckham 
Of Mt. Vernon Dies 
At Age 101

(Includes Picture)

Erie Beckham, 101, of Jeffersonian Nursing Home, formerly of 1215 Jones St., 
died 7:50 p.m. Aug. 16, 1990, at Jeffersonian Nursing Home.

Mrs. Beckham was employed at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory for several years.

She was born Jan. 16, 1889, in Jefferson County, a daughter of S. H. and 
Mary Emmaline (Strain) Wilson.  In 1907 in Jefferson County, she married 
Joe Beckham, who died in 1953.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with 
Grant Hawkins officiating.  Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Beckham is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Denham of Mt. Vernon; 
two sisters, Mrs. Opal Wells and Mrs. Mildred Kries, both of San Diego; five 
grandchildren, Betty Jean Brown, JoEllen Campbell, Donald Denham, Neva Holdstein 
and Sandra Kissner; nine great-grandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren; and 
several nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Beckham was a member of South Hickory Hill Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, 
three sisters and one granddaughter.







Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: August 16, 1990
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans


 

 

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