JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Pearl D. Beckham, 79, of Bonnie died 3:50 p.m. Dec. 8, 2004, 
at her daughter’s home in Waltonville.

She was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Bluford, a daughter of John Orville and 
Dena (McDaniel) Donoho. She married Uhlan D. Beckham Aug. 23, 1947,
in Mt. Vernon; he survives in Bonnie.

Mrs. Beckham is also survived by a daughter, Paula S. Gentry and husband 
Ed of Waltonville; a brother, Lee Donoho of Bluford; a sister, Louise Neff and 
husband Ruthven of Bluford; two grandsons, Dr. Kevin W. Pierce and wife 
Chris of Springfield, Mo., and the Rev. Jason D. Pierce and wife Ginger of 
Woodriver; a granddaughter, Bethany Johnson and husband Chad of Christopher; 
and seven great-grandchildren, Katrina, Dustin, Taylor, Kyle, Lindsey, Ryan and Lexi. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Melvin Donoho; and a 
grandson, Ryan Pierce.

She was a bookkeeper for the Mammoth Department Store for may years and 
then worked at Stage Department Store. She had attended Bakerville Freewill Baptist Church. 

Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with 
the Rev. Russell Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery 
in rural Jefferson County. 

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Newell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, where you may call 246-0100 
for further information. 


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12-11-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

 

 

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