Maxine T. Beckerman
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 Koon 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 were held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2011, also at the church. Interment followed 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 Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com