Marilyn E. BEARD

Marilyn E. Beard

GREENVIEW, IL - Marilyn E. Beard, 84, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Mason City, the daughter of Royal and Beatrice (Jupin) Short. Marilyn married Clarence J. "PZ" Beard on Sept. 5, 1948, in Mason City. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2004.

Mrs. Beard is survived by her son, Joe (Sheila) Beard of Bourbonnais, Ill.; daughter Dr. Jill (William) Lewis of Chino, Calif.; grandchildren: Christopher, Samuel, Eric, Megan, Allison and Adam.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandsons, Tyler and Nathan.

Marilyn attended the Sandridge New Hope Baptist Church. She loved cooking, playing cards, her little dog, "Fritzie," and had owned the Village Inn restaurant in Greenview from 1964-1974.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg, the Rev. Dr. Delbert Penrod officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.

Memorials may be made to: Sandridge New Hope Baptist Church.

To express condolences to the family online please visit www.hurleyfh.com.

Funeral Home

Hurley Funeral Home - Petersburg
122 West Douglas Street Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-2500

Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 9, 2014