Ida M. Beard
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MANSFIELD: On Thursday, January 2, 2014, God called home Ida M. Beard, 74, of Mansfield, Ohio. Ida M. Beard was born September 16, 1939 in Bronson, Florida to the late James and Leubirda Jones.
Ida married Deacon Johnnie Gene Beard, Sr. on January 27, 1962. She was a devoted wife to her husband and together they raised eight children. She was a dedicated Christian and homemaker who enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking, growing plants, fishing, and babysitting. She loved listening to Gospel music and praising God and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Deacon Johnnie Gene Beard, Sr.; five daughters, Joyce E. Jones-Beard, Shirley A. (Oliver) Cameron, Sandra P. (Wash) Haney, Anita Beard all of Mansfield, and Udona Beard of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Johnnie G. Beard, Jr. of North Carolina, Johnnie C. Beard, Sr., and Michael J. Beard both of Mansfield; 28 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one sister, Emma (Eddie) Carpenter of Florida; one brother, Lonnie Jones of Florida; and one sister-in-law, Ida B. Booker of New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn L. Haney; a grandson, Seville D. Beard; and a sister, Lessie M. Johnson.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oasis of Love Church, 190 Chester Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 with Supt. David E. Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 460 Cherry Street until the day of the funeral from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Repast is at Life Celebration Reception Center, 129 S. Main Street, Mansfield from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Ida M. Beard.
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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
Published in the News Journal on Jan. 8, 2014