Joel "Joe" M. Beckham
Joel "Joe" M. Beckham, 69, of Decatur and
formerly of Mt. Vernon died 7:59 a.m. Jan. 31, 1996, in
Decatur Memorial Hospital.

He retired in 1982 as a senior design engineer at
Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Beckham was born in Jefferson County, a son of Frank
and Lillie (Martin) Beckham. Sept. 17, 1949, he married
Margie Peterson who survives.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in
Brintlinger’s Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in
Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at
Brintlinger’s Funeral Home with rites by Elks Lodge 401 at
7 p.m.

Mr. Beckham is survived by his wife, Margie; one son,
Mark; three daughters, Kimberly, Kelly and Lisa all of
Decatur; a brother, Uhlan Beckham of Bonnie and five

He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Elks
Lodge 401 in Decatur.

Mr. Beckham was preceded in death by his parents, one
brother and one sister.

For those who wish memorials may be made to Decatur
Memorial Hospital Hospice, Macon County Cancer Society or
the Decatur Elks 401 for Crippled Children.

Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 01 February 1996 - Thursday Pg 2A
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh

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