Of Mt. Vernon Died
At Age 65
Merritt Beckman, 65, Route 1, died 5:51 p.m. Jan. 22, 1991, at
St. Louis University Hospital.
Mr. Beckman was a farmer until retirement.
He was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Jefferson County, a son of
Joe V. and Lucy M. (Wells) Beckman.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home with Grant Hawkins
officiating. Burial will follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Beckman is survived by four sisters, Vereta, Evalena, and Ramona Beckman and
Glodene Goble, all of Mt. Vernon; two nieces, Rosella Mooney of Mt. Vernon and
JoAnn Abrams of Ina; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Beckman was an Army veteran of World War II who enlisted Jan 19, 1944, and
was discharged Jan. 17, 1946. He was a member of South Hickory Hill Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Calvin Beckman.
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Jan 22, 1991
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans