Lazetta M. Beachem, 83, of State Rt. 488, Portersville (Perry Twp.) passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 23, 2015 at her residence.
Born December 19, 1931 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Schmitz Bender. She was married for 61 years to Keith Beachem who passed away April 19, 2013.
Lazetta graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. She worked as a telephone operator in Ellwood City. Mrs. Beachem was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Linn Beachem of Portersville, Dennis (Barbara) Beachem of Ellwood City, Mark (Sussana) Beachem of Germany, John and his former wife, Nan Beachem of Portersville; thirteen grandchildren, Justin (Brandi) Beachem, Emily Beachem, Joshua Beachem, Lyncie Blair, Bryan Beachem, Laurel (Ryan) Brest, Austin (Samantha) Beachem, Lacey (Dean) Marks, Hunter Beachem, ShaeLyn Beachem, Domenick Beachem, Nico Beachem, and Kyree Beachem; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Andy, Henry, Bill, and John Bender; and a granddaughter, Tessa Beachem.
As per Lazetta’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held Wednesday with her pastor, Rev. Jean Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
In honor of her late husband, memorial contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation, 100 W. Station Square Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.