Doris Pearl Beckner


Doris P. Beckner, 79, passed away April 22, 2019, in Kokomo. She was born on May 6, 1939, in Tipton County to the late John and Mollie (Woods) Bolinger.
Doris graduated at the top of her class in 1957 from Kokomo High School. She then earned her bachelor's degree in education from IU Kokomo, and her master's degree in education from Purdue University. She worked as a teacher at Kokomo Center Schools for 33 1/2 years.
On Nov. 4, 1960, Doris was married to the love of her life, James Allen Beckner. James preceded Doris in passing on April 13, 2016. Doris regularly attended Woodland Church of God. In her free time, Doris loved to travel. She had visited every continent and every state in the United States. She also enjoyed reading, particularly the Bible, biographies, and "Little Women" novels. More than anything, Doris enjoyed devoting her time to her children and grandchildren.
Doris is survived by her children, Benny (Donna) Beckner, John (Nancy) Beckner, Philip (Angie) Beckner, and Linda Bice; and grandchildren, Andrew Beckner, Stephanie Gee, Angela Gee, Gregory Gee Jr., Jesse Gee, Gabrielle Beckner, Sophie Beckner, Mollie Beckner Modrow, Boone Beckner, Tasha Beckner Lane, Megan Beckner, and Christopher Parkhurst. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and her dog, Rex.
In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Hession.
There will be a public visitation for Doris at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed immediately by a funeral service. Doris will then be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Doris' family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers, Patsy Brown and Melissa Rybolt, as well as the staff at Home Instead Senior Care and Southern Care Hospice.
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John William Bolinger
Apr 25, 2019
I remember her and her husband coming to visit me in Maine. She will be missed greatly.
Phyllis Rawlins
Apr 24, 2019
Sad to hear of your passing, but rejoicing that you are now with the Lord. Lots of memories I have of you; but, one memory I have is that I borrowed your shoes to walk in at the General Assembly. We even exchanged shoes once.
Angie Beckner
Apr 24, 2019
Doris was such a blessing in my life. I look around me everyday and see things that are a direct result of her love and kindness. She will always be loved and missed greatly, until we meet again on that beautiful shore.
Carolyn Loftis
Apr 23, 2019
So many great memories of Doris - her infectious laugh...stories is her travels.. loanng her so many books she loved to read. We had great times at monthly breakfast..teacher training times together...listening to her and my mom when I was a teen..I thought she was so old when we're only 9 years apart!..I loved her positive loving spirit... she's already missed.. I know you're having a great time renewing old acquaintances in heaven! Tell mom n dad I love them.. goodbye dear friend
Lutesha Watson
Apr 23, 2019
I remember me and Linda picking cucumbers out of Doris garden for a snack. Yum