Ethel Beckwith

Ethel "Becky" (Trafelet) Beckwith, age 82, of Bradenton, FL, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Braden River Rehabilitation Center, in Bradenton, FL.

Becky was born on February 5, 1940, to Leon and Florence (Burnham) Trafelet in Millersburg, MI. Becky spent many years living in Wyoming, MI and Fremont, MI before retiring in Bradenton, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Beckwith; her son, Gregory Beckwith; her parents; her brother, Myron Trafelet and sister, Ruth Milbocker and brother-in-laws, Richard and Robert Beckwith. The loved ones who remain to cherish her memory include, her daughter-in-law, Sue Beckwith of Bartlett, IL; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremy) Coe of Owosso, MI, Kristen Beckwith of Round Lake, IL and Stephanie (Ben) Ritter of South Lyon, MI; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, Joslyn Coe and Abigail Ritter; brother-in-laws, John (Sarah) Beckwith of Kalamazoo, MI and Chuck (Brenda) Beckwith of Cheboygan, MI; sister-in-laws, Margaret (Peg) Beckwith of Grand Rapids, MI, Barbara (Ray) Lefevre of Summerfield, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Becky was a proud and dedicated RN and a volunteer at her church. She will always be remembered as someone who loved cooking and hosting gatherings for her neighbors and friends. She also loved playing cards with her friends, children and her grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10:00 to 11:00 AM with Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209. A private ceremony will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

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