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TOPEKA ~ Judy Fay Beckett, 69 of Topeka, passed away at 9:44 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 7, 1951 in Peoria to Alan and Ellen (Goodin) Howard, she married Richard Beckett on December 23, 1970 in Peoria. They later divorced.

Surviving are five children, Bruce Beckett, Kelly Beckett and Rachel Beckett, all of Topeka, Skeeter Beckett of Havana and Jill Ripley of Macomb; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Linda (Bruce) Buck of Peoria, Nancy Lantz of Creve Coeur and Valerie Howard of East Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judy had worked for Walmart in Oklahoma and East Peoria for many years, retiring in 2014.

She enjoyed gardening and animals, especially her own pets. Judy’s greatest joy was her grandchildren.

There will be no services or visitation. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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