Doris J. (Smith) Beckwith

July 19, 1923 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 96)


Doris J Beckwith, age 96, formerly of the Villa in Conneaut, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Austinburg Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 19, 1923 in Monroe Township, Ohio to Irus and Jessie (Hogle) Smith. She Married Harold Beckwith in 1955 and enjoyed 37 wonderful years together.

Doris lived thru the depression and worked as a factory worker in Cleveland, Ohio during World War 2 to support the war effort. Over the years, she lived in several states over the years including Ohio, South Carolina, California, Texas and Florida. She moved back to Ohio in 1995 to be near her family. She frequently would refer to her Ashtabula Ohio as "The Best Location in the Nation". She enjoyed going for rides in the convertible and going to the beach at Conneaut Park. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren and enjoying the company of her family.

She is survived by daughter, Judith L (Beckwith) McGinnis; grandson Sean (Kellie); great grandchildren Ryan, Alex, Morgan; Sister Alice (Gerald) Dalyrumple; Multiple nieces and nephews on both sides. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; Her son Gary; her parents; sisters Joyce Castrilla, Wilma Bristol and Lois Supplee; and brothers, Gerald Smith and Kenneth Smith; her great grandson Zachery McGinnis; nephews Gregg Castrilla, Tom Castrilla, Bruce Beckwith, Martin Beckwith, David Smith; nieces Carolyn Ewing; great nephew John Ewing

Final resting place will be Saybrook Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be Held for Doris at a future date (TBD)

Online obituary and condolences may be viewed at

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there; I did not die.

-By Mary Elizabeth Frye



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