Lucille Beard, 77


Lucille Elaine Beard, 77, of Standard City, died on Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Carlinville with the Rev. Larry Mouser officiating. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home of Carlinville was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Beard was born Feb. 3, 1942, in Staples, MN, to Paul Roy Goodwater and Lucille Prange.

Following high school graduation, she attended nursing school and earned her degree as a licensed practical nurse.

Ms. Beard worked as a LPN for several area nursing homes, retiring after 31 years of service.

She was a member of Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Carlinville, and enjoyed gardening, bird watching, fishing and being with her grandchildren. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and watched Nascar every Sunday.

Ms. Beard is survived by her daughter, Suzan Marie Buus-Hutchison of Standard City; eight sons, David Lawrence Buus of Atwater, Charles William (Carol) Beard of Nilwood, Richard Lee Walden of Key West, FL, Albert "Bug" (Wendy) Walden of Carlinville, Patrick Wayne (Julie) Beard, Andrew Paul (Cherie) Walden, James Dean (Paula) Beard, all of Standard City, and Terry Lee Beard of Springfield; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Frannie (Bill) Sheppard of Clear Lake, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Joseph T. Beard; and two brothers, Paul Allen and Robert Leroy Goodwater.

Memorials may be directed to Calvary United Pentecostal Church.

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