Marianna Beckett


Marianna Mayme Beckett, 76, of Greensburg, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016, at her residence. She was born July 7, 1940, in Greensburg, the daughter of Casper and Claris (Hawkins) Wilmer.

A lifelong resident of Decatur County, she graduated from Burney High School in 1958. Marianna worked at Greensburg Community Schools for 18 years and as a florist at Knueven’s IGA for 18 years. She was a member of Women of the Moose, Women’s Auxiliary of Greensburg American Legion Post and the Conservation Club. She enjoyed camping, gardening and crocheting.

She married Roger Ray Beckett in Greensburg September 5, 1959, and he survives. Other survivors include her daughters, Jane (Allen) Dance, Mary “Jody” (Carl) Faris and Patty (Ernie) Stephens, all of Greensburg; her sons, David Beckett of Champaign, Illinois, and Eddie (Holly) Beckett of Greensburg; her sisters, Sherry Israel and Kattie Ledford, both of Greensburg, Martha “Cookie” Sneed of Hartsville and Rita Veerkamp of Shelbyville; her brothers, Casper Wilmer of Westport and Norbert Wilmer of Greensburg, Indiana; her 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret Kroger; and brothers, Lowell Wilmer and Chuck Wilmer.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Steve Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Decatur County.

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