Robert and Regina Beckner

January 6, 2022

Robert Lee Beckner, 88, and Regina Lou Beckner, 82, both of Flora, Ind., succumbed to their injuries, Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis as a result of an automobile accident.  Robert was born August 10, 1933 to the late Arthur & Ruth (Thompson) Beckner.  Regina was born September 15, 1939 to the late John & Clarice Lorine (Harper) Sheffield. Robert and Regina were married July 17, 1982 at the First Brethren Church, Flora, Ind. and have celebrated over 40 years of marriage.

Robert attended school in Flora and was a lifelong Flora resident.  He worked at Alcoa for over 30 years.  He enjoyed gambling at the casino, gardening, working in his yard and loved his cars, owning over 50 brand new cars throughout his life.

Regina attended Tompkinsville Schools in Kentucky.  She had worked at National Cigar Company, Peter Paul, Brethren Home and Milner’s Healthcare before she retired.  She attended the New Life Worship Center, Mulberry, Ind.  She enjoyed cooking, canning, traveling and hosting get togethers with family and friends.  She loved beautifying the home with plants and flowers and feeding a squirrel that she named affectionately “Munchy”.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Regina will be buried at Green Lawn Memorial Park. The funeral will then continue to Zion Cemetery, Carroll County for the burial of Robert. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund. To protect each other, especially those at increased risk, the family has requested that visitors wear a mask.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Brian (companion Heather Zook) Beckner and Michael (Rosie) Harrison, Nephew: Rickey (Pamela) Sheffield, 4 Nieces: Tammy Sheffield, Vickie Harper, Shelia Skipworth and Cindy Strong, 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great Great-Grandchild.

Preceded by:

Robert was preceded in death by a son, Joey Beckner. Regina was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Rasner, sister, Ruth Hale and 2 brothers, Marshall & Alton Sheffield.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Robert and Regina Beckner”

  1. Diane Baker January 11, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you through this difficult time.
    Diane and Bill Baker

  2. Shelby Weida January 11, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with the family. Our love and prayers be with all, Charlotte Bishop, Jessie Collins, Mary Fred Peterson, Shelby Weida Peterson, Clyde Peterson, From Dorothy Collins family in Duffield, Va.

  3. Linda Snell January 11, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Pastor, Greg and Linda (Kuns) Snell, want to express their deepest condolences in the passing of Robert and Regina Beckner. I, Linda, have many fond memories of our (big) family. Many Christmas Day evenings at the Brethren Home. Cousins by the dozens, and other reunions. Home made ice cream. Great Grandma Beckner in her rocking chair. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
    Blessings and Love, Linda (Kuns) Snell

  4. Marcia Douglas January 11, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Condolences to the entire family.

  5. Laurie Studebaker January 12, 2022 at 8:21 am


    I am so very sorry for the loss of your aunt & uncle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love and miss you,

  6. Karen Baer January 13, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all their family. They were wonderful people and I treasure the times I spent with them.
    Karen Baer

  7. Matthew Hubbard February 4, 2022 at 11:52 am

    So sorry for your family’s loss. I always enjoyed visiting with them…

  8. Steve Greeno February 24, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    To the family of Robert and Regina.
    I had just learned of their tragedy and my heart is broken. I never knew Robert but I knew Regina from my childhood. You see, I was a friend of Regina’s son Greg who passed away in 1971 when he was 8 yrs old from leukemia. I have many found memories of going over to Greg’s house. His mother, Regina, was probably the sweetest lady I had ever met. She was always so nice to me. And I remember going to Goodwin’s Funeral Home to pay my respects to Greg and how strong Regina was as she prepared to bury her son. That was the last time I seen her until 1982. She was living on south Jackson street here in Frankfort. She was visiting her neighbors who happened to be my girlfriend’s parents house at the time. I pulled up on a motorcycle and she recognized me and called my name. First time I saw her since her son’s passing 11 yrs earlier. This would have been around 1982. She then moved away but I had heard she was in Flora Indiana. In December of 2021, I went to her son’s grave and took pictures of his grave marker and put on social media the 50th anniversary of his death for our classmates to remember. I posted on there that I wanted to find Regina and visit with her. I wish I would had done it right away since I just learned she passed away less than a month after her son’s 59th anniversary of his death. I didn’t know she got remarried. But I find solace knowing she found Robert. Never met him but but wished I could have. So glad they found each other and that she shared the rest of her life with someone who made her happy. And from the looks from the pictures, she had the family she deserved. I would love to talk to one of the family members about her. But I do don’t know how to get ahold of any of you. My heart is heavy. Just wish I could have talked with her again and share memories of her son.

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