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Marian C. Beckwith Obituary

Marian C. Beckwith, the daughter of Bernice and Robert Roberts died on the morning of August 7th, 2021. She had been in poor health the last two months prior to her passing. She was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma on August 5th, 1930. She was raised in Oklahoma with her brother, Bobby Roberts. Marian later attended nurses training and earned a degree as a registered nurse in Winfield, Kansas. She worked as a registered nurse for over 50 years. She was an excellent nurse and enjoyed working with her patients and her fellow medical staff. Marian resided in Wichita, Kansas for most of her life. She married Edmond Beckwith on October 8th, 1953, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. From this union, four children were produced: Robert, Timothy, Christopher Lynn, and Julia. 

Marian was a member of the Osage Nation, and she was a member of the Catholic Church all of her life. She loved her friends and family with all of her heart. Marian had a beautiful operatic singing voice, and she often sang in weddings and funerals. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh as well. Marian possessed multiple Mustang convertibles in her lifetime and she thoroughly enjoyed the wind in her hair and the sun on her skin. Marian was constantly looking for lives to touch and hearts that she could bless. She was a very giving and loving woman. The love and compassion of Christ was ever-present in her life and throughout her entire lifetime. It was very common for her granddaughter, Shelly, to assist her out in the community, and Shelly often heard from others how Grandma Marian was their favorite patient, client, nurse to work with in the past, or one of their dearest friends. She made lasting impressions everywhere she went, and many were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Her last message to her family was that she loves them all so much, and God bless them all. 

Marian is survived by her two children, Julia Aeby and Tim Beckwith; two grandchildren, Shelly Beckwith-Pham and Shawn Aeby; 2 great-grandchildren, Taariq (Tar-ek) GamalEl-Din (Gamal-El-Deen) and Solame (So-la-may) Pham (Fam). She is preceded in death by her two sons, Robert and Christopher Lynn Beckwith. She was laid to rest between her son Robert and her mother Bernice. 

The viewing was at Kendrick McCartney Funeral Home and funeral services were at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Aug. 13.