Maxine T. Beckerman age 83, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.
She was born August 16, 1928, at Kingman, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Pauline (McCue) Koon. As a young girl she attended the Kingman school system, graduating from Kingman High School in 1946. After her graduation she attended and graduated from the Venus Beauty Academy in Wichita, Kansas.
In 1949, she moved to Fowler, Kansas, from Kingman. Later on September 17, 1951, she married Leo H. Beckerman at Meade, Kansas. After their marriage, the couple made their home in rural Fowler, where she and her husband operated their farm. As well as assisting her husband with the farming duties, she was a substitute rural mail carrier.
She was a member of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabelle, and the Altar Society, all of Fowler. Maxine enjoyed playing bridge, belonging to several bridge clubs, cooking for family and friends, reading, and working crossword puzzles.
She is survived by:
A daughter Mary Ann Morgan and husband Tim of Inman, Kansas
Four brothers, Wayne Knoon of Kingman, Kansas
Jack Koon of Wichita, Kansas
Wilbur Koon of Kingman, Kansas
Larry Koon of Colby, Kansas
A sister, Norma Myers of Kinsley, Kansas
Four grandchildren, Kristi Konda and Benjamin Konda
Stephanie Stubbs and Michelle Morgan
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo on January 17, 1996; her parents; and a brother, Leroy Koon.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2011, also at the church. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, and from 5:30 p.m. Sunday until service time Monday at the church. Interment will follow mass in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorials to the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com