Miranda  Becht
A funeral service for Miranda Becht, 34, of New Albany, IN, will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday at the funeral home. She passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home.
Miranda was born on September 3, 1985 in New Albany, IN. She was a 2004 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and then attended Indiana University Southeast where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, with a Minor in Psychology. There, her mentor and friend, Brian Harper, helped her become the artist she always knew she could be. She then attended the University of Louisville and earned a Master's of Fine Arts in Sculpture allowing her to become a Professor of Fine Art at Bellarmine University where she's been since 2017. She loved to spend her free time vacationing on the beach, especially Carolina Beach in North Carolina. She loved to dance, she loved fashion, and she loved bath time.
Miranda is survived by her loving husband of four years, Philip Collins; father, Steven Becht; lifelong friend, Bobby Dawson; loving companion, Claudio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Miranda was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth A. "Libbie" Becht; and uncle, Erv Martin.
Contributions can be made to Indiana University Southeast Art Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on November 22, 2019


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Allison Murphy
Nov 25, 2019
Miranda was my sculpture teacher, but she was also an artist and a very kind human being. She had a charisma that lit up the room and put smiles on everyone’s faces. I remember the times when I kept to myself and she went out of her way to talk to me and bring me out of my bubble. She had such a care and love for the world and her students and she showed that even during her most difficult times. You’ll be missed by all of us Miranda.
Laura Hartford
Nov 25, 2019
During Miranda's time at Bellarmine she became very dear to her students and colleagues. She was tremendously talented as an artists and educator - a treasure and a joy to work with. Our deepest condolences to Philip and her friends and family.
Mizel Djukic
Nov 24, 2019
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Hannah Drake
Nov 24, 2019
I can still see you in my mind dancing at the waterfront. You were so free. I hope you are dancing in heaven now.
Tammy Burke
Nov 24, 2019
How unfair is life that we lose you? I hope for peace for your family and loves ones. Andrew WK will always remind me of you.
Martin Finley
Nov 24, 2019
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Cherry dollface
Nov 23, 2019
Miranda touched my life briefly but in a way I will never forget. Her smile was infectious and she was so positive and encouraging. I am so sorry to her family for your loss. ❤️
Cathy Gruninger
Nov 23, 2019
I was Miranda’s art teacher at Bridgepoint Elem. School. Miranda always had that special spark and drive when she stepped into my classroom. Her talents in art were noticeable at a very young age. She blossomed into a creative and beautiful lady, and I was lucky to connect with her again, when she and I became involved in the Jeffersonville Art Alliance and several workshops in 2012-2015. I will miss her greatly and was honored to have known Miranda.
Nov 23, 2019
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Linet W.
Nov 23, 2019
I am heartbroken to know she has left us behind. I know she fought so hard through it all. Her husband was always her guardian angel. I took care of her so many times on 6 South. She will be dearly missed. I am thinking about her and her family often.
Elizabeth Holder
Nov 22, 2019
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