Kenneth Oliver Beckwith , Sr.
Kenneth Oliver Beckwith, Sr. 85, of Orchard Grove Avenue, East Liverpool, Ohio, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on August 18, 1915 and was the son of the late Robert and Sarah Wolf Beckwith.
Mr. Beckwith, a lifelong area resident, retired in 1978 from the Homer Laughlin China Company where he worked as a ware handler. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #772 of Wellsville, Moose Lodge #122 of East Liverpool, a 20 year member of the Play Area Seniors and a pianist with several area bands, including ”Stan Baker & The Music Makers”. He was also a shoe repairman.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Elma Mae Rambo Beckwith, whom he married in 1935; 3 sons, Kenneth Beckwith and his wife, Trudy of Manassas, Virginia, Richard Beckwith and his wife, Kay of East Liverpool, Ohio and Ronald Beckwith and his wife Darlene of East Liverpool, Ohio; 2 daughters, Lois Ann Butler of East Liverpool, Ohio and Linda Bosworth and her husband, Roger of Girard, Ohio; 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Ada Hagen;
2 grandsons, Randy L. Beckwith and David R. Williams
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joe Wolfe, a member of the family, officiating.
Burial will follow in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM
I didn’t realize 5 years ago there was a guest book I could sign and leave a message at. Better late than never.
I am the daughter of Donald Edwin Beckwith who was a 1st cousin to Ken. My Grandpa George was Ken’s dad younger full blooded brother. We made many trips to East Liverpool when I was a kid to visit with the family. I remember Uncle Bob and Aunt Sadie well, as well as Ken and Elma. the last time I spoke with Elma and Ken on the phone, they both had sharp minds to add to my genealogy database. I miss being in contact with the family and know that i should pick up ties with my other family down there.
Love to all,