Kenneth L. Beckham
Kenneth L. Beckham, 78, formerly of Meadowbrook, passed
away April 9, 2007, at Saint Clare’s Hospital in
He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Lewiston to Newman and Nell
(Grisbey) Beckham.

He married the former Ann Lamparter on Aug. 20, 1994 in
Meadowbrook. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Martha and Gene Calvin of Fosterburg, Connie
and Mike Hackethal of Grafton and Phyllis Basham of Grafton;
a son and daughter-in-law, Warren and Tammy Beckham of
Bethalto, five stepchildren and their spouses, Lonnie and
Penny Smith of Broughton, Donny and Pam Smith of Bunker
Hill, and Kevin and Michele Lamparter of Gillespie, Brenda
and Marvin Hancock of Bethalto and Tammy and Warren Beckham
of Bethalto; 22 grandchildren; many great- and
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Fairchild
of Mt. Vernon and Ruth Buford and her husband Dave, of
Memphis, Tenn.; and four brothers and their wives, Clyde and
Dorothy Beckham of Indiana, Keith and Virginia Beckham and
Charles and Meta Beckham, all of Waltonville, and Arthur
Beckham of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son in
infancy, John Steven Beckham; two grandchildren, Eddie
Basham and Cheri Copeland; a brother Burl Beckham and a
sister, Shirley Jackson.

Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 14 April 2007  
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh

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