Rebecca Ann Calkins1,2,3,4

F, (19 August 1942 - 18 June 2003)
     Rebecca Ann Calkins was born on 19 August 1942 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Edgar Raymond Calkins and Vonda VanAtta.1,2 Rebecca Ann Calkins married, at age 23, Donald Jared Mecum, age 35, son of Jared P. Mecum and Hazel S. Fox, on Saturday, 4 June 1966.1,2,4 Rebecca Ann Calkins died on 18 June 2003 at 352 McIntyre Way Road, Cogan Station, Pennsylvania, at age 60 years, 9 months and 30 days.2,3 She was buried on 23 June 2003 in the Trout Run Cemetery, located in Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Craig Schaefer.2
     Rebecca Ann Calkins also went by the name of Becky.5 As of 1995, Rebecca Ann Calkins and Donald Jared Mecum lived at Cogan Station, Pennsylvania.1 Her obituary was published on 20 June 2003 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary stated:

     Rebecca A. Mecum, 60, of 352 McIntyre Way Road, Cogan Station, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at her home. She and her husband, Donald J. Sr. observed their 37th wedding anniversary on June 4.

     She was a veteran of the Air Force, a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, and enjoyed playing bingo.

     She worked in the shipping department of Thermacore Overhead Doors, with 18 years of service.

     Born Aug. 19, 1942, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Edgar and Vonda Calkins.

     Surviving besides her husband are a son, Donald J. Jr. of Jersey Shore; daughters Donna Rae Kriner of Montoursville, Shelly (Sam) Harlan of Cogan Station, Susan Taylor of Jersey Shore and Jackie Brookens of Lock Haven; brothers Edgar Calkins of Louisiana, John Calkins of New Jersey, and Floyd and Joe Calkins of Nevada; sisters, Linda Sapp of Florida and Irma Hines of Cogan Station; and grandchildren Bryon and Renee Kriner, Ashley and Rachael Taylor, Kyle Kline, Kera and Carissa Mecum, and Megan, Dyllan and Hailey Brookens.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Calkins, and a sister, Diane Hall.

     Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Craig A. Schaefer, pastor of Williamsport Assembly of God Church, officiating. Visitation on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trout Run Cemetery.2

Child of Rebecca Ann Calkins and Rick Coward

Last Edited=18 Mar 2010


  1. [S86] Shirley Ruth (Calkins) Kriner, "Family Group Sheets (Floyd Douglas Calkins and Carrie Elizabeth Updegraff)," supplied 1995 ([address for private use,] Williamsport, Pennsylvania; USA).
  2. [S757] Rebecca A. Mecum obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 20 June 2003. Original obituary available in print or online for 30 days from publication at: Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  3. [S752] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at <> (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, February 2006 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. REBECCA A MECUM, birth listed as 19 Aug 1942, died listed as 18 Jun 2003 (P), issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence (not specified), last benefit (none specified). Accessed 26 Feb 2006.
  4. [S1976] "Donald Jared Mecum, Sr. obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 18 April 2009, online archives (… : accessed 7 February 2010). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  5. [S766] Interview with Michael E. Kriner (Mr. Michael E. Kriner; 90 Fink Drive Ext, Montoursville, Pennsylvania 17754; (570) 435-3379), by Kevin L. Sholder, 23 Febraury 2006. Transcript held in 2006 by Kevin Leonard Sholder (48 Esquire Avenue, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio).