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Jerrol Keith Beckwith 1935 - 2021
Jerrol Keith Beckwith

Jerrol Keith Beckwith, 86, went to be with Jesus Nov. 17, 2021 at Hospice House, Hutchinson.

He was born Oct. 12, 1935 in Larned, the son of Carrol Kneeland and Hazel Carolyn Smith Beckwith.

A lifetime area resident, he was a banker, working in St. Joseph, Mo., and Stafford, Liberal, and Lorraine, Kan. He was a member of Encounter Church, Great Bend and was very civic-minded, serving on city councils, volunteer fire departments, and in the United States Navy.

On Jan. 19, 1964 he married Oleta Louise Weaver at Larned; she survives.

Other survivors include a son, Darren (Lisa) Beckwith, Ellinwood; daughter, Jill (Aaron) Sauer, Ellinwood; two brothers, Kim Monroe (Cheryl) Beckwith, Larned, Kevin Theodore (Suzanne) Beckwith, Perry; sister, Kathy Jo (Keith) Johnson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa; six grandchildren, Danielle Beckwith, Oklahoma City, Okla., Darrien (Andy) Wiechman, Midland, Texas, Delaney Meg Beckwith, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mallory (Joe) Auer, Ethan Sauer, Madison Sauer, all of Ellinwood; and one great granddaughter, Lexi Auer. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carrol Kay Beckwith; and two sisters, Carolyn Annette Murphy and V. Clione Bieber.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Encounter Church, Great Bend, with Pastor Dwight Dozier presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery with military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to Ellinwood EMS or the Central Kansas Dream Center in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, Kansas 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 19, 2021