Beckman, Helen


Died: January 26, 2013

Helen Beckman, 102, of Havana, passed away at Mason District Hospital in Havana at 6:12 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013. She was born October 15, 1910 in Kilbourne to Jno and Lota (Murphy) Wallace. She married Alpha Showalter and he preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Roy Beckman and he preceded her in death on December 15, 1981.

Mrs. Beckman is survived by two sons, Harold (Marge) Showalter of Ashland and Richard (Pat) Showalter of Easton, as well as four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one son, Floyd Showalter, two sisters, Ruth Lynn and Dorothy Sarff and one brother, William “Cuddy” Wallace.

Mrs. Beckman loved to travel and spent her winters in Florida. She bowled for many years and was a member of Golden Acres Home Extension.

Funeral services will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Nash Shawgo will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Havana Health Care – Resident Activity Fund. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at

Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.

Hurley Funeral Home

255 S Main St
Chandlerville, IL
Phone: (217) 458-2424