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    PO Box 521
    Lima, OH 45802

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“Uncle Harold, Tom and Jeff, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Juanita. Marybeth Lorenz had posted on Facebook that she had passed. My...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Colin Cannon - COLUMBUS, OH

“Dear Harold and Family - My sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife. I wish you peace during this most difficult time. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen Maxfield - Monrovia, CA

“Mr.Beckett so sorry to hear of your wife's passing.I know she will missed. I never met her but know you loved her deeplyI was a student of yours from...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Hunt - Lima, OH

“Mr. Beckett,I have admired your career over the years and remember singing my heart out for you. Sending hugs for your loss.Sincerely, Dawn Navarre...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Navarre Wingate - Lima, OH

“Dear Harold, Tom and Jeff:On behalf of your many friends at Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek, I wanted to send our love and condolences on the loss of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Connie Hornung - Lima, OH

“Harold, may you feel the embrace and comfort of God's love. You have my sympathy. I have admired you and all your musical talents over the years. My...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Conine - Lima, OH - Friend

“I'm saddened to hear of Mrs. Bennett's passing. I fondly remember her during the days as a boarder with my horse at the Beckett farm. A gentle soul...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Reese - Altamonte Springs, FL

“Mr. Beckett, Jeff and Tom. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Platvoet-Sansing - Oregon, OH

“Dear Harold, Jeff, and Tom and families,My heart goes out to you! This has been such a long journey for ALL of you. I am glad Juanita is finally at...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen O. Light - Lima, OH

“Mr. Beckett, Jeff & Tom,Our Sincere Sympathy to all of you, during the Loss of your Loved One Steven & Jenee Lynch ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Steven Lynch - Raleigh, NC

“The Odos Craig family sends our sincere sympathy in the loss of Nita. What a great couple. Our girls both had Harold for music at Shawnee. Connie...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Rosemary Craig - Lima, OH

“Rest in peace my beautiful sister Nita, love to Harold, Tom and Jeff. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Lorenz - Columbus, OH

“Harold - I'm thinking of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you so much love and many blessings. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Warden - Glendale, CA

“Much love to my Uncle Harold and sons. Aunt Juanita was truly a wonderful woman. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Eileen Atwell - Newark, OH


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Juanita C. Beckett of Spencerville, passed away at 5:15 a.m., Monday October 2, 2017, at Roselawn Manor. She was born Nov. 13, 1924 to the late William Merrill Cannon and Mary Agnes Holtz of Columbus, Oh.
"Nita" Was a college beauty with a brilliant mind attending Ohio State University as a pre-med student.
She married Harold I. Beckett Aug. 30, 1947, who survives in Spencerville Oh.
She was passionate about her gardens and loved being outdoors; being one of the first Master Gardeners and was selected Gardener of the year by the state of Ohio. She was a floral designer and judge for many local fairs and shows, as well as the Ohio State Fair. She achieved the second highest level in Ikebana floral arranging and was an active member of the Elida Garden Club. She was also politically involved, holding several offices in Lima's League of Women Voters and represented the Club at several capital and state functions. She even was a temporary Shawnee Township Trustee.
Additional survivors include 2 sons: Thomas M. Beckett of Spencerville; Jeffery W. Beckett (Annie Welch) of Cut Bank, Mt., a brother Jack Cannon of Columbus and three sisters: Jean Fisher of Hilliard, Ann Lorenz, and Cherry (Russell) Thompson of Columbus, Oh.
She was preceded in death by a brother William Thomas Cannon, sister-in-law Natalie Cannon and brother-in-law's Ed Fisher and Tom Lorenz.
A private family service will be at Nita's request.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Children's Garden", P.O. Box 521, Lima, Oh. 45802.