Ireta L. Beard

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VERSAILLES - Ireta L. Beard, 93, of Versailles and formerly of Greenville, passed away early morning Jan. 13, 2013, at the Versailles Health Care Center.

She was born Aug.1, 1919, in Darke County, daughter of the late Grover A. and Wilma Leo (Ross) Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Beard; a sister, Betty Brumbaugh; and two brothers, Jesse J. Miller and Ross J. Miller.

A homemaker, Ireta had worked for numerous local families as a caregiver and housekeeper. She was a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Wilma J. (Charles) Garwick of Troy; a grandson, Todd A. (Tammy) Garwick of Dublin; great-granddaughters, Tori and Julia Garwick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10:30 till 11:30 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Nashville United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left for the family at

Published in The Daily Advocate on Jan. 13, 2013