Betty Ruth Beard (1927 - 2014)

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Betty Ruth Beard, 87

A Celebration of Life for Betty Ruth Beard of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 5:00 pm, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Daryl Young officiating. Music will be performed by Ted and Tim Hobbs.

Betty passed away May 31, 2014, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 87. She was born April 12, 1927, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the daughter of John and Frances Fisher Coley. She married Cyril on November 24, 1945, in Torrance, California and worked as a Telephone Operator. Betty lived in Mountain Home since 2004, moving from San Diego, California. She was a member of the Twin Lakes Baptist Church. She was a very busy lady playing bridge, golf, bowling and line dancing. Betty traveled a lot, was a member of the Red Hat Society and played Bunco with several of her friends.

Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Lloyd Newell of Mountain Home, AR; and her grandson, Brian Giagiozis of San Diego, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, David Beard, and her husband, Cyril Beard.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Funeral Home
Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services
600 Hospital Dr Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-6978
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Published in Baxter Bulletin from June 10 to June 12, 2014