Ruth S. Beckman, 94, Jasper

Ruth S. Beckman, 94, of Jasper, died Tuesday, October 23, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper November 1, 1923, to Carl and Loretta (Schmitt) Sermersheim. She married Edward A. Beckman May 21, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died November 3, 2004.

Ruth was a homemaker and worked for General Electric for 22 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and its St. Anne Society and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

She is survived by one son, Thomas Beckman and wife Becky, Carmel; four grandchildren, Chris, Candy, Molly, and Kelli; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Cletus Sermersheim, and four sisters, Rita Vaughn, Alma Foster, Bernetta Rasche, and Luella Sermersheim.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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