SOMERSET - Marie Ilene Beard, 87, of Somerset, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 2006, at her residence.
Marie was born July 27, 1919, in Perry County, the daughter of the late William Augustus and Florence Paxton Harnetty. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a former employee and a stockholder of the Commodore Bank in Somerset. Marie retired from the Perry County Treasurer's Office.
Surviving are five brothers, Clarence and Jeanette Harnetty of Zanesville, Frances Harnetty of Junction City, Paul Eugene and Marilyn Harnetty of Westerville, James B. Harnetty of Junction City and Charles Samuel and Elaine Harnetty of Junction City; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis W. Beard, who died in 1977; one sister, Margaret Schmehl; and one brother, Robert Harnetty.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset with a vigil service at 7:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Tony Breen as celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Gene Dawson. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.