Otho Vincent Zinkan
Phyllis Mae Moore
Phyllis Anne Zinkan


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1. Melvin Lee Beeker

Phyllis Anne Zinkan 1

  • Born: 18 Feb 1939, Washington, Daviess, IN, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Melvin Lee Beeker on 11 Jun 1955 in Washington, Daviess, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 14 May 2018, Seymour, Jackson, IN, USA at age 79 1

   FamilySearch ID: LB5L-NNP.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: on 19 Jan 1979 in London, Laurel, KY, USA.

2. Obituary: Washington Times-Herald: obituary of Phyllis Anne Beeker on 18 May 2018 in Washington, Daviess, IN, USA. 1 Phyllis Anne Zinkan Beeker, 79, of Seymour, passed away at home on May 14, 2018. She was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Washington, to Otho Vincent and Phyllis Mae Moore Zinkan. She married Melvin Beeker on June 11, 1955, in Washington. She was a very loving wife and mother who was dedicated to her family. In her early years, she received her accounting degree from Sue Bennett College in London, Kentucky, and worked as a bonding clerk for Patton-Chestnut Insurance in London, Kentucky. Phyllis worked for Jackson County Bank in Columbus before retiring. A very active member of the Methodist Church, Phyllis served as youth director, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour. She will always be remembered for the beautiful poetry and songs she wrote.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Betty Louise Burkholder, Beverly Killion, Rose Marie Costin and Carolyn June Pendley. Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Melvin Beeker; her children, Daniel Lee (Renee) Beeker, Rodney Wayne (Susan) Beeker, Deborah Sue (Richard) Doughty and Gregory Leon Beeker. She is also survived by grandchildren Bethany Beeker Zavitz, Crystie (Paul) Stewart, Jesse (Deborah) Beeker, Dustin (Lindsay) Beeker, Mindy (Jess) Dinkins, Brandon (Jen) Beeker, Michael (Rachel) Doughty, Gabrielle and Isabelle Beeker and Emily Mathews. Great-grandchildren are Keegan, Katey, Kyra, Karlee, Charlotte, Landon, Henry, William, Evie, Calvin, Hudson, Zeke and Max.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, and one hour prior to the service at the Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, with interment at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 E. Third St., Seymour, IN 47274 and Schneck Hospice. Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

Phyllis married Melvin Lee Beeker, son of Ora Louda "Curly" Beeker and Rita Ainscough, on 11 Jun 1955 in Washington, Daviess, IN, USA.1 (Melvin Lee Beeker was born on 8 Aug 1937 in Bogard Township, Daviess, IN, USA 2.)


1 Washington Times-Herald (Washington, IN), 18 May 2018, obituary of Phyllis Anne Beeker.

2 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Certificate 31819, Melvin Lee Beeker, b. 8 Aug 1937, father Ora Beeker, mother Rita Ainscough.

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