Becky Jean Monahan February 5, 2017

DE SOTO — Rebecca “Becky” Jean Monahan, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Becky was born Jan. 7, 1959, in Chicago Heights, to Otis William Monahan and Carol Jean Johnson.

She was a medical inpatient coder for more than 20 years.

Survivors include son, Scott Lockart and wife, Jonya of Marion; brother, David Monahan of Carbondale; grandmother, Ruth Monahan of Bertrand, Missouri; stepmother, Sandra Monahan of Carbondale; aunts, Judy Tucker and Marilyn Harpool of De Soto, Linda and husband, Jorge, Romero of Folsom, Louisiana, Shirley and husband, Bob, Nack of Carbondale; uncles, Cletus Johnson of Essex, Missouri, Richard Johnson of Orlando, Florida, Jimmy and wife, Marvalee Monahan of Thebes; Scott’s father, Eric Lockart of Centralia; and significant other, Brian Luebke of De Soto.

She was preceded in death by father, Otis Monahan on Jan. 14, 2012; mother, Carol Ruckman on July 15, 2015; maternal grandparents; and paternal grandfather.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale, with the Rev. Jim Monahan (uncle) of Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Thebes, officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 9, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church 220 N. Tower Road, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Becky will be missed for her smile and sense of humor. She loved the outdoors and spending time in her backyard with her goldfish pond. She also enjoyed taking care of her flowers and watching the birds by the feeders. Becky was a big NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to the races. She loved taking Roxy (her dog) to the park to run. She will be dearly missed by her son and family. She is now with her father and at peace.

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