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Mavis Jean Beard Portland Age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was born on May 6, 1927 in Jackson the daughter of Dale and Alice Bills. Mavis enjoyed working on arts, crafts and ceramics. She worked for the Chrysler Trim Plant in Lyons and Barley-Earhart in Portland. Mavis was a proud member of the V.F.W. Post #4090 Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings: David, Joseph, and Howard Bills and Marvin Thrasher. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, William J. Beard; Mavis is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Nancy Patera, Easton United Methodist Church, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Lehman funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. Interment will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may made at

Published in Lansing State Journal on Sept. 8, 2013
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