John "Jake" Wesley Beecher

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

John "Jake" Wesley Beecher, 73, of McDougal died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at his residence.

He was born April 16, 1932, in Fisher, the son of Henry Ward Beecher and Cecil Hogan Beecher Malding.

He was united in marriage to Arveda Melton on Oct. 29, 1955. They had four children.

Mr. Beecher was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Marty Alan Beecher and Tony Dale Beecher; and two brothers, David Woodrow Beecher and James Sanford Beecher.

Survivors include his wife, Arveda Beecher of McDougal; one daughter, Lana Jean Nelson of Corning; one son, Farris A. Beecher and wife, Tamie, of Coon Island, Mo.; three grandchildren, Sonya Elizabeth Thompson, Steven Wayne Beecher and Ashley Daniele Nelson; one brother, Bob Beecher of Corning; one half-brother, Charles Malding of Peach Orchard; three half-sisters, Lois Guynes of DeSoto, Mo., Mary Jane Carpenter of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Martha Warbritton of Neelyville, Mo.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in the New Hope Cemetery at Pollard. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.

Ermert Funeral Home of Corning was in charge of the arrangements.