April 28, 1928—Jan. 6, 2016 Elaine Maria Beckett, 87, was born on April 28, 1928, in Staten Island, NY. She passed away on Jan. 6, 2016, in Crossville, TN. She was a master gardener and a member of the Crossville Gardening Club. Elaine was an avid bird watcher and also enjoyed bowling, golf and playing bridge. She volunteered for several charitable organizations, including audiology testing for underprivileged children and cashiering for Habitat for Humanity. Elaine also enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Elaine is survived by her son, Terry Beckett (Martha); grandchildren, Ben Beckett (Donell), Meredeth Beckett, Michael Beckett, Carolyn Beckett, Jim Beckett, Joe Beckett and Dana Beckett; and sister-in-law, Ann Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Beckett; eldest son, Peter Beckett; and brother, Tom Baker. A memorial service for Elaine was held on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church in Crossville. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.