Carol Beard

Carol R. Beard, 71, of Bryant died at 5:50 p.m. March 18, 2007.

She was born May 23, 1935, in Marietta, a daughter of Albert and Clara Goldsmith Walker. She married Harry L. Beard on Dec. 25, 1951, in Smithfield. He died Oct. 29, 1977.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Lynn Vacca; one brother, Ethan Walker; and two sisters, Jennine Worthington and Marilyn Joy Walker.

Surviving are three sons, Michael (and Connie) and Bradley (and Stacy), both of Lewistown, and Greg of Bryant; two daughters, Cynthia Beard and Dana (and Jeffrey) Hitchcock, both of Bryant; four brothers, David (and Gladys) Walker of Cuba, Jim Walker of Galesburg, Gerald (and Janet) Walker of Marietta and Brian Walker of Bryant; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a retired seamstress from Canton Manufacturing. She was of the Christian faith.

Services will be held Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Sue Roat officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the memorial home. Burial will be in Marietta Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice of Graham Hospital.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2007