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Paul Marvin Beckett

March 24, 1936 - April 13, 2018

MUNCIE- Paul Marvin Beckett, 82, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018 at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville.
He was born on March 24, 1936 in Muncie, the son of Ira Keith and Gladys (Rahe) Beckett and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1954. Paul was married to Evelyn Catherine Harvey for 2…READ MORE

MUNCIE- Paul Marvin Beckett, 82, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018 at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville.
He was born on March 24, 1936 in Muncie, the son of Ira Keith and Gladys (Rahe) Beckett and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1954. Paul was married to Evelyn Catherine Harvey for 21 years and later to Jean Moody for 16 years, helping Jean to raise her two youngest children.

Paul worked for the Muncie Star-Press for 35 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & M. #433, a 25 year member of Moose Lodge #33, member of the F.O.P. and R.E.A.C.T. Paul also worked part-time for Highway 3 Hardware and was a member of the Morningside Neighborhood Crime Watch.

He enjoyed fishing and camping, taking his children on many trips in their pop-up camper where he was always the first one up and had breakfast ready. Paul enjoyed going to car shows, old cars and working on cars. He had a bubbly, humorous personality and was known as a jokester. He was also a talker and people person, having never met a stranger and always willing to help people.

Surviving are one daughter, Paula K. Mills of Frankfort; two sons, Daniel R. Beckett (special friend, Jane Perkins) and Allen J. Beckett (wife, Debbie), both of Frankfort; four step-children, Suzannah, Julie, Jamie and James; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Evelyn and his second wife, Jean;

one son-in-law, Michael Mills, Sr.; one brother, Keith Beckett and his half-sister, Jane Weems.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Pastor Glenn Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, north of Muncie.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 or one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Indiana Masonic Home, 690 State Street, Franklin, IN  46131.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gardens of Memory Cemetery

Address:

10703 N. State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303


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