Aug. 24, 1921-June 26, 2012
Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Beckmann, 90, of Delphos, died at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Delphos to Aloysius and Laura (Laudick) Kaverman, who preceded her in death.
On Nov. 28, 1945, she married Leonard Beckmann, who died Feb. 17, 2002.
Survivors include sons Robert (Carla) Beckmann of Delphos, George Beckmann of Cleveland, Donald (Cheryl) Beckmann of Delphos and Philip (Nora) Beckmann of Cincinnati; daughter Joan (Dennis) Patthoff of Lima; sisters Alice (Norman) Knippen and Margaret (Paul) Pohlman of Delphos, Dorothy Heitz of Wapakoneta, Alene Klausing of Delphos and Janet (Tom) Hiett of Spencerville; brothers Eugene Kaverman of Ottoville and Louis (Martha) Kaverman of Delphos; brother-in-law Ed Utrup; and 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Utrup.
Mrs. Beckmann had been owner of Drapery Stitch and Beckmann’s Furniture Store. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and she was a 1939 St. John’s High School graduate.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.