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Shirley J. Beckwith

Shirley J. Beckwith, 64, of 1365 Lincoln Ave., Tyrone died Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 1:38 p.m. at Altoona Regional Health System – Altoona Hospital Campus.
She was born May 24, 1944 in Altoona a daughter of the late William B. and Florence (Eckley) Harpster. She married her husband of 44 years James R. Beckwith on September 14, 1963 in Tyrone. He died March 14, 2007.
Surviving are a son, Michael James and wife Brenda of Tyrone, a daughter Julie Ann of Altoona, two grandsons Shawn Michael and Tyler James Beckwith and two brothers Edward E. Harpster and wife Effie of Bellwood and William B. Harpster and wife Kathy of Altoona.
Mrs. Beckwith was employed for Tyrone Borough in the water department as a clerk for 29 years.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and was a 1962 graduate of Tyrone High School.
Her enjoyment in life has been her two grandsons. She will sadly miss her co-workers, great neighbors and friends. She will miss her beloved dog Daisy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Feller Memorial Home with Rev. Dr. Dennis Gable officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, Tyrone, Pa. 16686 or to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Ave., Tyrone, Pa. 16686.