Elsie (Elliott) Beckett

July 30, 1922 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 97)


Elsie Louise Elliott Beckett, 97, wife of the late James Kendall Beckett, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Born July 30, 1922 in Latonia, Kentucky to the late Fed C. & Nellie Gardiner Elliott, she was a 1940 graduate of Berry High School, a retired employee of 3M, an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and had been a member of Benson United Methodist Church since 1937.  Elsie devoted herself in service to her community having been a charter member in 1947 and past President of the Harrison County Homemakers, a member of the Harrison County Good Sam Rainbow Chapter 13 and the Harrison County Fair Board.

Surviving are 2 sons: Roger (Katherine) Beckett, of Berry, and Dennis (Melissa) Beckett, of Brooksville; a daughter, Sarah Jane Withers, of Goodyear, Arizona; 8 grandchildren: James Paul (Susan) Switzer, Preston (Jeana) Withers, Kathryn (Marty) Ritchie, Kevin (Heather) Withers, Amanda Beckett Hoffman, Patrick (Melinda) Beckett, Joseph (Courtney) Beckett and James (Monica) Beckett; 14 great-grandchildren: Chelsey Switzer (Aaron Gilley), Layken (Kendrick) Wright, Rebecca (Caleb) Jolly, Megan, Lindsey, Alexis, Isabel & Owen Withers, Dylan Hoffman, Kendyl, Garyn, Macy, Harper & Hudson Beckett; and an expected great-great-grandson, Griffin James Wright.

Also preceding her in death were a daughter Anita Ruth (Tony) Switzer, a sister, Grace Elnora Williams, and a son-in-law, Bobby Withers.

Services will be 12:00 Noon Monday, January 27, 2020 at Benson United Methodist Church by Rev. Tim Thompson and Bro. Greg Olmstead. Burial will follow in Battle Grove Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be her grandchildren.

Honorary bearers will be the many lives that Elsie touched.

Visitation will be after 4:00 P.M. Sunday at Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home and from 10:00 A.M. Monday at the church until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Benson United Methodist Church Building Fund. 

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January 26, 2020

4:00 PM
Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home
112 North Walnut Street
Cynthiana, KY 41031

January 27, 2020

10:00 AM
Benson United Methodist Church
1415 Kentucky Highway 1744
Berry, KY 41003

Funeral Service
January 27, 2020

12:00 PM
Benson United Methodist Church
1415 Kentucky Highway 1744
Berry, KY 41003


Benson United Methodist Church Building Fund
c/o Cathy Slucher, 522 Silas Pike, Cynthiana KY 41031

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