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Nancy Pearl Beckwith

August 24, 1936 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 85)


Nancy Pearl Beckwith left this world October 16, 2021 at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born to William and Ellen (Smith) Wurtzinger on August 24, 1936 in Ringwood, Illinois.

After high school she worked as a secretary in Chicago. On September of 1960 she married George Beckwith Jr. and became a stay at home mom to her daughter Kristi. After her divorce she went back to work as a secretary for Sears Roebuck in Chicago and Hoffman Estates.

Nancy loved Motown music, watching British mysteries on TV, traveling to different countries and dancing. She could bust quite a move on occasion. Nancy was a life long parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She was a loving mother to Kristi, loving sister, aunt and cousin.

She is survived by her loving daughter, uncle, Samuel Smith; sisters, Mary Ellen Crabtree and Roxane Gray; nieces, Erynn Georgieff, Tracy Lynn Sewell, Kelly Halma, Tammy Crafts and Lisa Gray. 

Funeral services will be private.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock, Illinois.















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Private Services


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

St. Mary Catholic Church
312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock IL 60098
Tel: 1-815-338-3377

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