|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2012|
GALESBURG - Phyllis V. Beckmann, 79, Galesburg, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.
Phyllis was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in Knox County, Illinois, the daughter of Gardie I. and Vada G. Willison Cherrington. She was raised and educated in Knox County, graduating from Knoxville High School in 1950. She then served two years in the U.S. Navy as an administrative assistant to an admiral. During her time in the service Phyllis married Ralph D. Beckmann on Sept. 19, 1953, in Knox County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia J. Andrews of Galesburg and Patricia A. (April Davis) Kinne of Oskaloosa, Iowa; one son, Tom (Joyce) Beckmann of Metairie, La.; three grandchildren, Christopher S., Patrick G., and Lara J. Kinne; two sisters, Ethel L. Cherrington of Galesburg and Madge G. Winchel of Inchelium, Washington; and one brother, William J. Cherrington of San Francisco, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one son-in-law, George Andrews, and one granddaughter, Jennifer N. Kinne.
Phyllis worked at Maytag in Galesburg for 30 years, retiring as an inspector. She was a member of First Christian Church of Galesburg. She was active in her church by serving as a deacon and a member of Disciple Women. She volunteered in the gift shop at Cottage Hospital and was a member in the D.A.R
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The Revs. Greg and Martha-Jean Fitch officiating. A celebration of her life will be at the Galesburg American Legion immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Galesburg. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville is in charge of services. Online condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Register-Mail on September 29, 2012
Gardie I Cherrington (1893 - 1971)
Vada G Willison Cherrington (1910 - 1988)
Ralph D. Beckmann (1925 - 1998)
Charlie Ira Cherrington (1928 - 1961)*
Phyllis V Cherrington Beckmann (1932 - 2012)
Thomas Jesse Cherrington (1939 - 2000)*
Betty Lue Cherrington (1943 - 1943)*
Yates City Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 28, 2012
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