Margaret Marlene Beekman, 84, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born October 17, 1937 in Piketon, the daughter of the late Ora Elmer and Ivy Elizabeth Smith Perdue. On October 17, 1959 she was united in marriage to Everett Junior Beekman who preceded her in death on May 27, 2015. She is survived by a son Gary L. Beekman and wife Lisa of Piketon; two daughters, Nancy A. Leslie and husband Larry Wayne and Martha A. Beekman and fiancé Danny Wiseman all of Piketon; four granddaughters, Stephanie Scott and husband Joseph Dalton, Tricia Hougland and husband Corey, Bethany Jo Beekman and Tiffany Wiggins and husband Alan. Also surviving are five great grandchildren, Payton and Morgan Scott, Quentin and Anna Hougland and Jaxx Wiggins; and a brother Roger Perdue wife Linda of Piketon. In addition to her parents and husband, Marlene was preceded in death by three brothers, Robie, William “Bill” and Luther Perdue and two sisters, Freda VanHoy and Reatha Shanks.
Marlene was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to have visitors and made sure they never left her home without a home cooked meal.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Bethel Church of Christ in Christian Union with Pastors Larry Moore and Aaron Satterfield officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.