Wilma L. Beckerman, 91, of Princeton, Indiana passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.
She was born in Princeton, IN, April 28, 1922 to Louis and Hazel Austin who, along with her brothers, Louis Austin, Jr. and Robert Austin, preceded her in death.
Wilma graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, but had attended Princeton schools from first through eleventh grades. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in 1944 and taught in the commercial department of Princeton High School for six years. She also taught spring kindergarten classes at Baldwin Heights School for several years. She was a member of the Tower Heights Church of God where she taught all ages from kindergarten to older adults. She also served as church secretary for twenty years.
Surviving are her husband, Virgil L. Beckerman, whom she married December 25, 1949, and three children and spouses: Karen (James) Farlow, of Auburn, IN; Kay (James) Stephens of Princeton; Ken (Sharon) Beckerman of Hazleton. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Erin Farlow (Ethan Rusin) and Jill Farlow (Bryan) Vance and two step grandchildren: Scott (Claire) Bosma & son Henry and Shannon Bosma (Bill) Casey and sons, Harman, Hayden and Heston, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Tower Heights Church of God in Princeton, with Rev. James Walters, Jr. and Rev. Skip Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home and from 9 Am until service time on Wednesday at the church.