JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Howard  N. Beckham
Of Mt. Vernon Dies 
At Age 91

(Includes Picture)

Howard N. Beckham, 91, of Mt. Vernon, died 8:15 a.m. Oct 24, 1997, 
at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.

Mr. Beckham was retired from the State of Illinois as a grounds foreman 
at the Tinley Park Hospital and was also a farmer.

Born Oct. 10, 1906, in Witt, in Montgomery County, he was a son of 
Odes Beckham and Nancy Elizabeth (Hays) Beckham.  He married Lela M. Donelson 
Berdon on Feb. 28, 1959, in Manteno and she survives.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home with J. Howard Kraps 
officiating.  Burial will be in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.  Friends may 
call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home.

Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife Lela M. Beckham of Mt. Vernon, stepson 
Doyle Berdon and wife Fay of Afton, Wyo., stepdaughters Doris Berden of 
Sun Rise Beach, Mo., and Rosalee Jameson and husband Wayne of Wilmington, 
eight stepgrandchildren, eight great-stepgrand- children and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Beckham; and 
stepdaughter Lora Lucille Berdon.

For further information you may call Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348.






Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Oct. 25, 1997
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans


 

 

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