Joan Beard
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Joan Beard, nee Becker, 74, beloved wife and best friend of Morris ("Moe") for 51 joyous years; beloved mother of Heather Beard (Scott) Grogan and Lori (Douglas) Jones; adored Grandma Joan of Erik and Madeline Jones; cherished sister of Ira (the late Betsy) Becker, Steven (the late Paula) Becker, Sherri (the late Stewart) Feldman and Stewart (the late Robin Floss) Becker; devoted daughter of the late Hyman and Mitzie (nee Sher) Becker; beloved daughter-in-law of Boris and Millie (nee Sogolow) Beard; beloved sister-in-law to Alan and Gail Beard, Arlene Dombeck, and Mitchell Spector; treasured aunt and friend of so many. Joan was an extraordinarily kind and loving woman whose mere presence made others happy. Joan and Moe were known as the perfect couple and they modeled what a beautiful loving partnership was for everyone, especially for their two children. Joan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from college, earning her name emblazoned on the Bronze Tablet at the University of Illinois for a perfect 5.0 GPA. Joan was a proud public school teacher who held a masters degree in education and taught Spanish and English As A Second Language. After she retired she volunteered by tutoring children, served as a Vice President on the Executive Board of Campaign to Save Lives, and reveled in her darling grandchildren. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, services and shiva will be private. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Joan Beard Memorial Fund at Campaign 2 Save Lives. To leave condolences or for information including a Zoom link to view services: (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com



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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 15, 2020
Moe, I just heard about Joan last night. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to your family. May God comfort all of you and bless you with the strength to endure this unimaginable pain. You and your family have made so many lives better by your living example of Gods grace, kindness and compassion. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Alexi Vackicev
Alexi Vackicev
Coworker
July 15, 2020
Moe, I just heard about Joan last night. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to your family. May God comfort all of you and bless you with the strength to endure this unimaginable pain. You and your family have made so many lives better by your living example of Gods grace, kindness and compassion. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Alexi Vackicev
Alexi Vackicev
Coworker
July 7, 2020
Joan was a very friendly and nice person. I knew Joan when I worked in School District 102 in Buffalo Grove. She was a great teacher and admired by all who knew her. My heartfelt condolences go to her family.
Dorothy Weinberg
Friend
July 6, 2020
I taught 3rd grade alongside Joan for many years at Pritchett and Tripp Schools. I always admired the work she did with our students. She was kind, so knowledgeable and so helpful to the teachers as well. Wishing your family the comfort of loving memories. May her memory be a blessing, Bonnie Diamond
Bonnie Diamond
Friend
July 3, 2020
Dear Moe, This is Joans cousin, David CahanI trust youll remember that weve met on a couple of occasions. Im saddened to learn of Joans passing. Please accept my condolences. Joan and I scarcely saw one another in the past half-century (!), but when we were kids, we had a strong liking for one another. I remember celebrating numerous holidays with her and her family at our Grandmothers apartment in Albany Park, and I remember Joan's parents, my Uncle Hy and my Aunt Mitzie, well. I believe, too, that Joan and my Mom, her Aunt Sylvia, got on particularly well. David
July 3, 2020
July 2, 2020
We are saddened by your loss. My deepest sympathy to Moe Beard and family. May God bless you and your family during theses sad times.
Tony and Kathy Navilio
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