The Shelbyville News
Mary Jeanette “Jane” Beckett, 96, of Waldron, died Friday May 7, 2010.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Born Jan. 2, 1914, in Indianapolis, to Dr. Sewell Briggs and Lenora (Reynolds)
Married Leslie Beckett on April 12, 1936; he preceded her in death in 1990.
Survivors: daughters, Sonja “Toney” Vandiver of Shelbyville and
Susan Hinkle (husband, Rick) of St. Paul; grandchildren,
Sherry Parrish (husband, Randy) of Lynchburg, Va.,
Les Vandiver of Shelbyville, Sam Hinkle and Noah
Hinkle, both of St. Paul, and Isaac Hinkle (wife, Amber) of Waldron; seven great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Bill Vandiver.
Lifetime resident of this area and had been employed in child care.
Graduated from Waldron High School in 1931 and attended Butler University.
Member of Waldron United Methodist Church and a 75-year member of the Waldron Order of Eastern Star.
Gifted pianist who played for churches, Eastern Star, family and friends.
Volunteered to entertain at the Waldron Health Care Center for more than 25 years.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with an Order of Eastern Star; Rev. Bill Clark officiating.
Burial: Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming