Mary Ellen Beckham
Mary E. Beckham Dies at Age 56; Rites Tomorrow
Mrs. Mary Ellen Beckham, 307 ½ South Tenth, died late yesterday at Good
Samaritan Hospital at the age of 56 years, nine months and nine days.
Mrs. Beckham, a life-time resident of Mt. Vernon was the daughter of
William Pittman and Ardine Thompson Pittman.
The Rev. Lepton Harpool will officiate at the funeral at 2 p.m., tomorrow
at Myers Chapel.
Mrs. Beckham is survived by three sons, Charles W. Anderson of Mendota, Ill.,
Melvin R. Anderson of Pittsburgh, Pa, Roy Anderosn of Meridan, Ill.; and two
daughters; Mrs. James Smith of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Kenneth Rushing of
Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ora Keef, Mrs. Zora Hutchison, and
Mrs. S. E. Pasley, all of Mt. Vernon; and two brothers, Floyd Pittman of
Dix and Sterling Pittman of Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Beckham is survived also by eight grandchildren.
Burial will be held in Oakwood cemetery.
The body will remain at Myers Chapel where friends may call at any time
until the funeral hour.
Source: The Register-News Pg 2
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 13 March 1951 - Tuesday
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh