Ella Maxine Beardsley Lockhart, 79, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2012) at 2:10 a.m.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1932, in Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of Pearl and Ella Peiffer Noland. She worked as a waitress in the Columbus area and attended the Church of Christ.
She married Russell Beardsley who preceded her in death. Five sons survive, Kevin (Violet) Beardsley of Wingett Run, Terry Beardsley of Marietta, David (Vicki) Beardsley and Rodney (Sharon) Beardsley, both of Mount Vernon, Daniel (Cindy) Beardsley of Thurston, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six brothers; and three sisters.
Later she married Ronald B. Lockhart, who also preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Kimberly Weckbacher; and three grandchildren, Melissa Weckbacher, Brian and Brittany Beardsley; four brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (Sept. 28) at 3 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery in Lowell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2 p.m. with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.