|Charlotte M. Beard, age 90, of Dunlap, Illinois formerly of Delong, Illinois died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.
She was born on January 26, 1922 in St. Francisville, Missouri the daughter of Abel and Clara Lieghton Brown. She married Weston Beard on January 17, 1940 in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1975.
She is survived by two sons: John Weston of Gilson, Illinois and Michael Beard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four daughters: Connie (Cliff) Tanner of Campbell Hill, Illinois, Riva (Garlan) Leadbetter of Dunlap, Illinois, and Clara (Mike) John of Port Allen, Louisiana.
Thirteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren and twelve great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, five sisters, one son, one daughter at infancy, and one grandson.
She was an assistant Nurse for the former St. Martha's Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois, Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois and then the Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, and being with her Family.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Gracie Ginther. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois. Fellowship after the services will be held at the Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Center in Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.