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Ralph Edward Beckmann

Ralph Edward Beckmann, 70, of Liberty,  and formerly of Orrick, passed away unexpectedly May 19, 2014, at Liberty Hospital.

A native of Kansas City, Ralph was born Aug. 5, 1943, and lived in Orrick for 20 years until moving to Liberty in 1996.  While living in Orrick, Ralph served as police officer and on the volunteer fire department.  He was a contract engineer for many years, designing machinery and tools for numerous companies including Western Electric and Allis-Chalmers.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Judy; daughters, Julie Roberson (Ed) and Andrea Ward; grandchildren, Justin Roberson (Holly), Spencer Roberson, Blake Ward, Lexi Roberson and Danielle Ward; and great granddaughters, Kiley and Paige Roberson, as well as a third great grandchild due in December.

We will celebrate Ralph’s life with a visitation for family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m.  Thursday, May 22, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the Orrick Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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