Mary Ellen Beckham
Mary E. Beckham Dies at Age 56; Rites Tomorrow

Mrs. Mary Ellen Beckham, 307 ½ South Tenth, died late yesterday at Good 
Samaritan Hospital at the age of 56 years, nine months and nine days.

Mrs. Beckham, a life-time resident of Mt. Vernon was the daughter of 
William Pittman and Ardine Thompson Pittman.

The Rev. Lepton Harpool will officiate at the funeral at 2 p.m., tomorrow 
at Myers Chapel.

Mrs. Beckham is survived by three sons, Charles W. Anderson of Mendota, Ill., 
Melvin R. Anderson of Pittsburgh, Pa, Roy Anderosn of Meridan, Ill.; and two 
daughters; Mrs. James Smith of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Kenneth Rushing of 
Mt. Vernon.

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ora Keef, Mrs. Zora Hutchison, and 
Mrs. S. E. Pasley, all of Mt. Vernon; and two brothers, Floyd Pittman of 
Dix and Sterling Pittman of Mt. Vernon.

Mrs. Beckham is survived also by eight grandchildren.

Burial will be held in Oakwood cemetery.

The body will remain at Myers Chapel where friends may call at any time 
until the funeral hour.

Source: The Register-News Pg 2
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 13 March 1951 - Tuesday  
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh

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