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Obituary: John O. Beckwith, Columbus

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John O. Beckwith, 72, of County Road 200W, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Section 83 at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Born in West Union, IL, June 12, 1941, Mr. Beckwith was the son of Owen N. Beckwith and Martha E. Moore Beckwith. He married Diana D. Murphy April 4, 1961. She survives.

Also surviving are sons, Kevin O. (Sara) Beckwith, Seymour, IN, Troy A. Beckwith, San Francisco, CA, and Bryan K. (Stephanie) Beckwith, Colorado; daughters, Melissa K. (Kris) Everett, Columbus, IN, and Pam S. Beckwith, Fairbanks, AK; grandchildren, Jeremy Everett, Josh Everett, Chasity Evanow, Charity Hibbs, Bradley Scott, Tyler Beckwith, Travis Beckwith, and Erich Lee; great-grandchildren, Infinity Green, Courtney Everett, Jaden Everett, Aiden Cole, Landyn Everett, Haylee Everett, Jordon Evanow, Trenton Evanow; brothers, Allen Beckwith and Robert Beckwith; and sisters, June Dayhoff and Patricia Schaefer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brothers, Paul Beckwith; and a sister, Ann Bickley.

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