Birth Date: April 6, 1951
Death Date: January 5, 2018
It is with great sadness, that we must tell you that our sweet Beckie Bien-Spencer, has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66, due to complications of Diabetes. Beckie was born April 6, 1951 to the union of Troy and Alice Williams. On July 17, 1971 she married the love of her life, Larry Bien. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1996. Beckie will be lovingly remembered by her companion of the last 10 years, Dave Coit.
Beckie also leaves behind her son, Chad Coit and two grandsons of Mahomet, IL. brother, Chuck (Gladys) Williams, of Waynesville, IL, sister, Geri (Gary) Van Winkle of Oakley, IL. brother, Marty (Maureen) Williams of Cassville, MO, brother, Tom (Marcie) Williams of Oakley, IL. Also leaving behind 14 nieces and nephews, 16 great nieces and nephews, 1 great, great nephew, many other friends and family including, special friend, Carl Spencer of Findlay, IL and of course her fur babies, Princess and Bella.
Beckie enjoyed being on her tractor, working in her yard and of course spoiling her pets. After retiring as a hairdresser at Oxford House, she still made time to visit with all her ladies. Often, you could find her at Evergreen, calling Bingo and she would decorate for the holidays like no others. She was always the life of the party at all family functions and at 4 foot 9 inches tall, she would introduce herself as the Little Big sister. Her family lovingly refers to her as “Crazy Aunt Beckie the Gadget Queen”. She will be sorely missed by all.
Beckie was preceded in death, by her parents, grandparents, husband, 1 nephew and 1 great niece.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM until service time. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Ansar Temple AAONMS, 630 South 6th St., Springfield, IL 62701.