Dorothy Beckmon, 96, Overbrook: Nov. 5, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Dorothy Beckmon, 96, Overbrook: Nov. 5, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Dorothy A. (Knoll) Beckmon, 96, of Overbrook, Kan., formerly of Carbondale, Kan., passed on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Brookside Healthcare and Rehab, Overbrook. She was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Rose, Kan., the daughter of Jacob Elmer and Dora Jane Knoll.

She lived in the Carbondale community from 1976 until 2019, when she moved to Overbrook.

On Oct. 10, 1945, Dorothy was united in marriage to Melvin Beckmon, in Tulsa, Okla. They had six children, David, Donald, Phillip, Douglas, Joan, and Deborah. She also has 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Melvin; her parents; three brothers; one sister; and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy enjoyed sewing. She made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, and always made Sunday dinners until she was 90 years old. She loved to garden and always had several types of beautiful flowers and vegetables in her garden to share. She also enjoyed playing pitch with family and friends.

Dorothy worked in the nursery at Stormont-Vail Hospital for several years. In 1972, she went to work for the Office of Vital Statistics for the state of Kansas, and retired from there in 1987. She was a fun and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, and her presence will be missed by everyone.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, 430 Commercial St., Carbondale. Visitation will be 12-1 p.m., when the service begins Friday at the church. The burial will follow the service at Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Carbondale Library and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at


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