Mount Vernon News
  • Barbara Beckett

  • January 22, 2010

HOWARD — Barbara R. Beckett, 52, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, as the result of an accident.

She was born Feb. 6, 1957, in Richwood, W.Va., to Easter (Butler) and Norman O. Oliver. She was a medical records clerk and analyst for the past five years at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She attended and was also an evangelist and singer and songwriter at the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church near New Castle. She loved the Lord and will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Beckett of Howard; sons, Daniel (Karen) of Gambier, Casey (Tracy) of Howard and Josh (Sondra) Beckett of Howard; her grandchildren, Raymond, Nicholas, Elisa, Ethan, Austin and Dustin; four sisters; and six brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Gracie.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church, 24136 Township Road 113 (Dailere Lane) Warsaw, OH 43844. Pastor Darren Shafer will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville.

Memorial donations can be made to the church. This information is online at



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