Mary Alice  Beecham


Mary Alice Beecham, 91, died Monday, March 18, at home.
She was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Osceola, to Roy and Mary (Long) Swihart.
On Dec. 20, 1953, she married Earchle M. Beecham in Jackson, Mississippi.
Survivors include a son, Bryan (Kathy) Beecham, Goshen; two grandchildren, Bill (Hope) Ragsdale and Paulynn (Jonathon) Brock; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Kauffman, Goshen, and Clara (Bud) Hammon, Elkhart; and two brothers, Roger (Mary Jane) Swihart, Quinter, Kansas, and Bill Swihart, Elkhart.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry R. Beecham, and two brothers, Robert and Norman Swihart.
Mrs. Beecham was a secretary at Mehl & Mehl, Attorneys at Law, Goshen, for 50 years.
She enjoyed attending Riverview Baptist Church, Elkhart, and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary Alice had many interests including, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, flower gardening and going out to eat with friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 22. The Rev. Terry Gunderman, Dunkard Brethren Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow at West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Faith Mission, Elkhart.
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Published on March 19, 2019
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