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Myrtle Beard

Jul 6th, 1938 - Aug 2nd, 2022

Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Shadden Cemetery, Xenia

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home


      Myrtle Irene Beard, age 84, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 2, 2022, at the Burge House in Flora.

      She was born July 6, 1938, in Songer Township, Clay County, the daughter of Lowell and Pauline (Krantz) Wyman.  She was united in marriage to Harold Gene Beard on August 17, 1956, in Xenia, and together they shared 56 wedding anniversaries until his death March 11, 2013.

      Myrtle was a homemaker and worked alongside Gene on the family farm.  She enjoyed working in her yard tending to her garden and flowers.  She always put her family first and treasured time spent with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed canning and cooking and always looked forward to big family get togethers.  Myrtle had attended the former First Baptist Church of Flora. 

      She is survived by her children: Pam (Bob) Goodman of Xenia, Russell (Trudy) Beard of Iuka, Janet Britton of Xenia, and Jane (Jim) Williams of Rinard; grandchildren: Jami (Aaron) Anderson, Joe (Larissa) Goodman, Ryan (Jessica) Beard, Tracie Beard (Austin Blocker), Emily (Jeramia) Blackwell, Jenny (Trey) Lopez, Olivia Walters, A.J. Casolari, Adam (Felicia) Casolari, Logan Williams, and Colton Williams; step-grandson: Devin (Avery) Williams; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Basil Wyman of Xenia, and Howard (Connie) Wyman of Xenia; and a brother-in-law: Gale (Liz) Beard of Xenia.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Gene Beard; father and mother-in-law: George and Vera Beard; a sister: Helen Higgason; and a brother-in-law: Glen Beard.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Shadden Cemetery, Xenia.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Heather Lee-Ross

August 3rd

With the biggest love and condolences for all of you. She definitely was my favorite clin and God took a little extra time on this sweet selfless beautiful soul. Heaven gained pure greatest

Susan Allison

August 4th

Pam and family I wanted you to know I’m thinking about all of Myrtle’s family and friends right now. She was always kind to me when I visited. God Bless Rest In Peace Myrtle

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

August 3rd

Thoughts and prayers to you all

Terri Gragert

August 3rd

So very sorry for your family's loss. May God give you strength and healing.

Bruce & Robbin

August 4th

Myrtle was such a wonderful lady, always had that beautiful smile. Her family was very Blessed to have her. Prayers for the family……..

Sammie Wickiser

August 4th

Sharon and Larry Greenwood

August 4th

Myrtle was such a sweet soul. Always had a smile and was so pleasant.

Carla and Stan Stanford

August 4th

Myrtle was such a special lady and she loved you all so much. Let all those wonderful memories soothe you now. We will be thinking about you.

Michael & Kayla Anderson

August 4th

Prayers & great memories upon the loss of your Mother. Always a Sweet Lady that loved her Family. God Bless!

David Bryden

August 4th

I offer my prayers and my condolences to the entire Beard family.

Steve and Gayla Karns

August 4th

I will miss her always and I love her so much and Pam if you need something just let me know ok love sign Gayla

Glenda Cooper

August 4th

Jane I am so sorry to hear you lost your Mother. You know how special that word is to me, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all at this awful time. God gained an awful sweet Angel. Hugs and prayers.

Barbara & Henry Gill

August 4th

Our sympathy to all your family. Myrtle was a lovely lady and so loved her family. Prayers of comfort for you all at this difficult time.

Craig Lee

August 4th

Pam so Sorry for your Loss,Prayers sent your Way to The Families.

Brent and Marie Headlee

August 4th

Our deepest sympathy to each family member. May you find strength and comfort in your memories.

Linda Chadwell

August 4th

So sorry for your loss.Mytell was such a sweet perso , loved her. Prayers for the family

Ruth Hunt

August 4th

You and your family are in my prayers.

Don and Deb Williams

August 4th

We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman are

August 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful family she and Gene raised. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏

Jim & Janice Frost

August 4th

Our love and sympathy to Myrtles family. She was everything we all strive to be. Hang on to the good memories as her and Gene are watching over you.

Tom & Janice Brooks

August 4th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

Doug & Debbie Slover

August 4th

Our sincere sympathies to the Beard families during this time, may you find peace knowing Myrtle is in a better place. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mida welbert

August 5th

I very sorry for your loss God given the family conform

Tammy Steward

August 5th

Such a sweet lovely lady . I can see her dancing in the clouds on her way to heaven. Prayers for the family

Norma (Fatheree) and Ivan Barnett

August 7th

So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you.

Jocelyn Kelledes

August 8th

Prayers for your family during this difficult time. She was a wonderful women!

Dave Welty

August 16th

Pam and family. So sorry to hear of myrtle’s passing! She is in a better place—-with Gene again!! prayers to family!!

Samantha Doolin

August 20th



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Dwight & Betty Edgington
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Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Dave Welty


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