Harden Beard, 78 OKEECHOBEE - Mary Frances Kinsey Harden Beard died at Raulerson Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Mary was born in San Antonio, Texas, and a resident of Okeechobee for the past 60 years. She enjoyed painting, dance, music and her grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by husbands, Edward Beard and Eual Harden; son, Johnny Harden; daughters-in-law, Darlene Harden and Janet Harden; brother, Buddy Kinsey; and sisters, Georgie Mills and Billie Fay Miller. She is survived by her sons, Joel (Tracy) Harden and Stanley Harden, both of Okeechobee, Dewayne (Lola) Beard of LaBelle, Edward (Mary) Beard, Jr. of Florida; daughters, Linda (Lawrence) Johnson of Orlando, Brenda Harden of Okeechobee, and Debbie Beard of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers, Alford and Dudley Kinsey, both of Texas; sisters, Virginia Berry of Texas, Mildred Kinsey of Calif. and Rosalind Britton of Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.
Published in NewsZapFL on Nov. 21, 2012
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