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Barbara Jean Bell Beckett

February 3, 1939 August 29, 2018
Barbara  Jean Bell Beckett
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Obituary for Barbara Jean Bell Beckett

Barbara Jean Beckett nee Bell, age 79, of Bourbon, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born on February 3, 1939 to the late Raymond and Ethel (Richardson) Bell, in Sullivan, Missouri. She grew up and attended school in Sullivan. As a child, she worked at Shorty Wilkerson’s Malt Shop and sold tickets at the local movie theatre. Barbara was united in marriage to Harold Beckett on May 11, 1956 in Gainesville, TX. They were blessed with four children; David, Michael, Donna, and Randy. Barbara devoted her time to raising her children in the home that Harold built for them and helping on the family farm. After the kids grew older, Barbara worked at the Bourbon schools as a cook and later at Paramount Headwear for 15 years.

Barbara was described as being an all-star homemaker. She not only enjoyed raising her own children, but was considered a “second mom” to all of her children’s friends, welcoming them into her home as if they were her own. Barbara liked to bake and read in her spare time. She enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball and Wheel of Fortune on tv, playing video games, card games and talking with friends on the phone or thru Facebook. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Sullivan as a youth then later attended in Bourbon. Barbara was a woman of strong faith, prayed daily for all in need, and believed everything in life was a part of God’s plan. Barbara was known to always have a smile and a giggle during every conversation.

She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold Beckett of Bourbon; two sons, David Beckett of Bourbon, and Randy Beckett and wife Denise of Bourbon; one daughter, Donna Eoff and husband James of Bourbon; three grandchildren, Erica Hernandez and husband Robert of California, Blake Beckett of Bourbon, and Beau Beckett of Bourbon; one brother, Stanley Bell and wife Darlene of Bourbon; numerous nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by one son, Michael Beckett; her parents, Raymond and Ethel (Richardson) Bell; and one brother, Raymond Bell, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Bourbon First Assembly of God.

Funeral Services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Bourbon First Assembly of God, with Pastors Derick Ruble and Harold Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Bourbon Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be given to MOBAP Cancer & Infusion Center in Sullivan.

Friends may send online condolences to the Beckett family at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.

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4:00 PM 9/4/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/4/2018 8:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States





11:00 AM 9/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bourbon First Assembly of God

2448 Old Hwy 66
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

Bourbon First Assembly of God
2448 Old Hwy 66 Bourbon 65441 Missouri
United States

Cemetery Details


Bourbon Cemetery Final Resting Place

North Service Road West
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

North Service Road West Bourbon 65441 Missouri
United States

Memorial Contribution

MOBAP Cancer & Infusion Center - Sullivan


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