Carol Francis Beckett, 68, Neosho, passed away June 22, 2017, at Freeman West in Joplin.

Carol Francis Beckett, 68, Neosho, passed away June 22, 2017, at Freeman West in Joplin.  
She was born Sept. 12, 1948, in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of Alvin and Myrtle (Ponder) Lavender. Carol was a very hard worker, sometimes working three jobs at one time to support her children at various jobs including convenience store manager, assistant manager and several years at Scholastic. She was extremely dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and numerous friends.  
She is survived by four children, Justin Beckett and wife, Christina, Neosho, Stephanie Jacobson and husband, Marion, Exeter, Jessie Beckett and wife, Joanna, Neosho and William Beckett, Neosho; brother, Bud Lavender and wife, Sherry, Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Betty Sumner, Neosho and Janice Lavender, Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Silver Moon Full Gospel Church with Pastor Phil Barber officiating.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.