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Dwight Russel Beckham, Sr.

Funeral services for Dwight Beckham, who died Friday at his home in Hesston, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Church of Christ in Newton.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Born April 25, 1931, in Lamont, Oklahoma, to Wick G. and Gladys (Channel) Beckham, he was a music instructor.

He married Helen June Barney March 21, 1951, at Wichita. She died in January 2014.

Survivors include children Christine Carlton of Hesston, Jan Hodges of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Dwight Jr. of Wichita; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, 120 W. 6th St., Newton Kansas 67113.

Last modified Aug. 30, 2018