|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1895|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1990|
Mrs. Buelah Beard, 94, of Springfield died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Manor. She was born Oct. 15, 1895, in Macon, Mo., the daughter of William and Versula Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville M. Beard Sr., in 1949. Three sons, Charles W., Walter and the Rev. R. Robert Beard, and one brother, Joseph Johnson, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Beard was a member of St. Paul AME Church for 84 years; she was a deaconess, served on the steward board, was mother of the church and was a three-star war mother.
Surviving are three sons, Harold of Little Rock, Ark., Orville Jr. of Latham, the Rev. Frank Beard of Springfield; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Smith, Mrs. Versula "Sue" Miller Dickerson, Mrs. Julia Ross, Mrs. Dorothy Clark, Mrs. Henrietta Simon, Mrs. Ida Toliver, all of Springfield; 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren.
Services at St. Paul AME Church. Graveside services in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - Thursday, September 6, 1990
Frank Beard (1936 - 1995)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 40 A/B
Created by: BjJ
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
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