Obituary: Nellie BeardNellie Beard, 83, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, MN.
Nellie Beard, 83, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, MN. Nellie was born December 27, 1928, a daughter of Glen and Anna Alexander, Milford, IL. She married Ronald C. Beard on August 9, 1947 and they relocated to Danville, IL. She had an interesting secretarial career which included State Farm Insurance and the Veterans Administration, but her biggest challenge came when she and her husband purchased the Card Cottage and the Hallmark House in Danville in 1969 which they ran until 1982.
Nellie loved traveling and visited many exciting places – Rome and Milan, Italy, Switzerland, Paris, France, New Orleans (just to mention a few), but her favorite spot was Las Vegas where she got to see all the stars up close and personal (Dean Martin was a favorite as were Siegfreid and Roy).
She and her husband relocated to Carlyle, IL in 1992 to be closer to their son, Michael, who as a result of complications at birth, required special care and resided in a group home. Nellie ended up back in Milford, IL in 2007 and enjoyed being among old friends and familiar surroundings. She is survived by her daughter, Rona (Jim) Brown, grandson Jason (Deb) Story, step-grandsons Jeff (Vicki) Brown and Jason Brown, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 favorite nieces Sue Ingersoll and Connie Alt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ronald, in 2003, her son, Michael in 2007 and 2 sisters, Dorothy Callahan and Jeanette Carter.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, IL. Rev. Gene Turner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society or donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford, IL
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