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Kathleen Viola "Kathy" Beckham

December 25, 1950 — July 29, 2022


Kathleen Viola "Kathy" Beckham


Kathleen Viola “Kathy” Beckham, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, July 29, 2022, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born December 25, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of William “Billy” and Eileen (Bradford) Newland.  On April 4, 1986, she married Todd Warren Beckham, and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2006.

Kathy is survived by her children, Amy Cooper and Chrissy Swart, both of Ohio, Anthony “Tony” Beckham and wife, Stephanie, Cathy Martin, both of Shelbyville and Zachary Martin, of Dayton, Ohio; step-daughter, Julie Beckham-Fleming and husband, Geno, of Crittenden, Kentucky; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to Todd, Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Todd Beckham; and brother, William “Billy” Newland.

Kathy was formerly of Ohio and had worked as a waitress at O’Charleys at Eastgate, for over 15 years.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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