Nedra Beckner

Nedra A. Beckner, 84, of Tennessee, Ill., died at 2:05 p.m. Dec. 7, 2010.

She was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Fulton County, a daughter of Jesse and Mae Wilson Haare. She married Gerald “Gerry” Beckner on Dec. 18, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1998.

Also preceding her in death were one sister, Margaret Couselman; and one grandson, Clint Renshaw.

Surviving are five sons, Gary Beckner of North Carolina, Ed (and Kim) Beckner of Tennessee, Mark (and Tonya) Beckner of Tennessee, Ill., and Kenith (and Cynthia) Beckner and Keith (and Brenda) Beckner, both of Colchester; one daughter, Norma King of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Robert Haare of Tennessee, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She farmed next to her husband for many years.

Services were held Saturday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Randell Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to Colchester Rescue Squad or West Prairie School District Sports Program.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/15/2010

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