Virginia Beckert

SALEM- Virginia Beckert, 96, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

She was born April 2, 1917, in Salem, a daughter of the late Carl F. and Susan (Shull) Young.

Virginia was a graduate of Salem High School. She was a member of the Damascus Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, Godfrey M. Beckert, whom she married Oct. 2, 1943, preceded her in death on May 3, 2010. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Gretsinger and Dorothy Wecht, and a brother, Carl F. Young.

Survivors include a son, Robert Beckert of Canton; two daughters, Barbara Munder of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Jane Dobbins of Geneva, Ill.; one sister, Martha Parks of Sebring; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hope Cemetery Chapel. No calling hours will be held. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

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