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Anna M. Longenecker Beard
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1921
Buffalo Springs
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2009
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

Anna M. Beard, 88, of Lebanon, formerly of Palmyra, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was born March 3, 1921, in Buffalo Springs, Pa., a daughter of the late Monroe H. and Mary E. (Gibble) Longenecker. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1939 and the former Lebanon Business College in 1941. Mrs. Beard was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years, director of the Church Bible School, a life member and past president of Elizabethtown D.A.V.A. and the Middletown AMVETS Auxilary, a past secretary of the board of directors of the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Girl Scout leader of Troop No. 35 of Lebanon for 10 years, also a member of the Cornwall United Methodist Church, the Lebanon W.C.T.U., the Southern Gospel Quartet Association and volunteered at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. During World War II, she served as a aircraft warning service officer, worked with the Red Cross and blood banks, was involved with donating and delivering many items to the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky. She enjoyed crocheting lap robes and afghans which she donated to the Red Cross, the V.A.M.C., the Red Bird Mission and to many of her friends. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara A. Schutz of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Thomas Beard and Jacqueline Sue Farmer, both of Lebanon; three greatgrandchildren, Thomas Scott Beard, Amanda Lentz, and Scott T. Seltzer; three greatgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, M. Grace Wolgemuth of Manheim and Ada R. Bashore of Hershey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Beard, in January of 2002; and a son, Robert L. Beard, in September of 1988. Services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the Cornwall United Methodist Church. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to her church at PO Box 687, Cornwall, PA 17016. Memo check for Red Bird Mission. Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. in Hershey is handling the arrangements. Send condolences via the online guestbook at www.hooverfuneralho

Published in the Lebanon Daily News on 4/22/2009
Family links: 
  Monroe H Longenecker (1890 - 1967)
  Mary E Gibble Longenecker (1895 - 1980)
  Robert F Beard (1921 - 2002)
  Robert L Beard (1964 - 1988)*
  Barbara G Longenecker Meyer (1918 - 1989)*
  Anna M. Longenecker Beard (1921 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section #11 Site #1165
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
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Anna M. <i>Longenecker</i> Beard
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