June 12, 1940 ~ October 18, 2020

Born in: Sunfish, Ky
Resided in: Leitchfield, KY

Mary Margaret Beckner, age 80 of Leitchfield, passed away Sunday, October 18th 2020. Born in June of 1940 in Sunfish Kentucky she was preceded in death by her parents Eddie and Jessie Bush, two brothers, Pleas (Liz) and Abe Bush, and one sister Frances Davis.

She is survived by her three sons, CPT (RET) James Beckner Jr. (Emma) of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; COL (RET) Timothy Beckner (Dede) of Belmont, North Carolina; and Thomas Beckner of Leitchfield, Kentucky. She was the proud grandmother to four grandchildren, Dr. Margaret Beckner Whitener (Thomas), James Beckner lll (Anna), Bonnie Parady (Brian), and Joseph Beckner, as well as three great granddaughters.
Margaret was known for her quiet yet feisty spirit, her green thumb, and being an amazing cook, but she loved caring for her family more than anything. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Sunfish and, after moving to Leitchfield, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, a private burial will be held at St. John’s cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to either the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery fund (430 Saint John Church Rd Sunfish, Kentucky, 42210) or
the Alzheimer’s Association (

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  1. I am so sad about Mary. I remember taking Holy Communion to her at her apartment, meeting her son in the hospital and praying with her. My deepest sympathy to all her family. My love and prayers for all.
    Mary Pierce

  2. Jim, Tim and Tom. The memories as a young girl and teenager around Mary Margaret and you boys at St Johns will forever be some of my fondest childhood memories. Thinking of you three wishing you much peace! Love You

  3. Jim, Tim, & Thom, I was so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was always so sweet to me and had a beautiful spirit. Prayers are with you guys and your families during this difficult time.

  4. Jim, Tim, and Tom, Mama and I always enjoyed being with your mother. I also enjoyed the times I spent with you. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Jim, Tim, and Thom—

    You all are in my prayers and I’m so sorry for your loss. Margaret was still beautiful, even at 80. Hugs to all three of her boys. May your memories of her comfort you now and in the coming days.

    Marya Turley

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