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Susan "Susie" Marie Beckman

November 10, 1947 April 5, 2016
Susan "Susie" Marie Beckman
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Obituary for Susan "Susie" Marie Beckman

PEORIA - Mrs. Susan “Susie” Marie Beckman, 68, of Peoria passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Susan was born on Nov. 10, 1947, in Peoria to the late Dr. Philip and Margaret Mary McGrath. She married William C. “Bill” Beckman on June 12, 1971.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Philip and Margaret Mary McGrath; a brother, Philip McGrath; brothers-in-law, Pat Dwyer and William Ludolph; and a nephew, Doug McGrath.

She is survived by her husband, William C. “Bill” Beckman; her children, Amy S. (Matthew) Hambrick of Raleigh, N.C., Matthew W. (Megan) Beckman of San Diego, Calif., and Melissa A. (Alexander) Ferraz of London, UK; and four grandchildren, with one on the way, Will, Ben, Harrison, and Cora. Susie is also survived by siblings, Sister Sheila McGrath, OSB, Colleen Dwyer, Sheila Ogilvie, Steve (Barb) McGrath, Kathy (Carl) Larosche, Maribeth (Greg) Kolb. She leaves behind 24 nieces and nephews.

Susie is a retired teacher of 29 years for Peoria S.D. 150 (Hines Elementary), Concordia Lutheran, and Dunlap Ridgeview Elementary. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Loretto Heights College and earned postgraduate credits in her area of concentration, special needs education.

Susie was past president of the Saint Philomena School P.T.O., a skilled educator, and a devoted sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Father Jacob Valle will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016, also at the church, with recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Susie’s name to the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) www.curearthitis.org or to the St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

8

Apr

4:00 PM 4/8/2016 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/8/2016 8:00:00 PM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary at 8PM

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

9

Apr

10:00 AM 4/9/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Visitation one hour prior to the Mass

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)

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