Esther Beckham

December 22, 1926November 21, 2021

Esther Beckham Service Esther Beckham, 94, of Lee’s Summit, Mo passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, surrounded by her family. Esther was born on December 22, 1926, the youngest of 7 children born to Julius and Lena Dinse. Esther married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Beckham in 1947. She enjoyed a successful career as a supervisor at Bendix, while also raising her family. Esther and Bob enjoyed retirement at their home at Lake of the Ozarks and spent their winters snow-birding in southern Texas where they enjoyed an active social life with great friends. Esther will be remembered for the hand-made gifts and cards she crafted, her cooking and baking skills, and her spunky, quick-witted personality. Esther was predeceased by Bob, her husband of 59 years. She is survived by her sons Dennis Beckham (Pam), Rodnie Beckham (Gaylene), and their families. Grandchildren: Holly Humbird (Randy), Jeremy Beckham (Amber), Crystal Beckham (Kevin Crawford), Elise Beckham (Lee Lewis), Staci Elliott (Bill), John Stathopoulos (Angie), Leslie Ponte. Great-Grandchildren: Blake Rhodes, Jodi Cramer (Joe), Faith Beckham, Johnny Humbird, Jessie Humbird, Hunter Winchel, Connor Crawford, Kayson Beckham, Hailey Beckham, Kylee Beckham, McKenna Beckham, Anna Vrentas (Yianni), Kalli Elliott, Jake Stathopoulos, Grant Stathopoulos, Nick Elliott. Great-Great-Grandchildren: Westin and Walker Cramer

The family will receive visitors at 1:00pm on Friday, November 26th at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, Mo, 64133. Funeral Service and burial to follow at 2:00pm. Pallbearers: Jeremy Beckham, Johnny Humbird, Elise Beckham, Crystal Beckham, Larry Dinse, Lee Lewis The family wishes to extend thanks to the caring staff of Kansas City Hospice for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to The Kansas City Hospice House (12000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145) in Esther’s honor.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021


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Kiki Williams

November 25, 2021

Esther was our Lee’s Summit Grandma, Freddie & I loved being her neighbors for 14+ years, she will be greatly missed. 😞

I loved going over to chat with her or run her over some fresh baked goodies, she loved her sweets! Esther had such a zest for life and was always up doing things around her house or yard. I loved her warm hellos, welcoming laugh or her “I’m caught” chuckle she did when I caught her out trying to lift heavy bag of leaves alone. She was the best neighbor and an absolutely wonderful friend to us both.

Prayers of peace, strength & comfort going up for all who knew and loved her, during this time of sorrow.

Frank Stathopoulos

November 24, 2021

May Esters memory be eternal and bring peace to the family's heart.