Mary Helen Heath Beard, 86 of Speedway, passed away 4:35 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
She was born in Crawfordsville, Oct. 1, 1932 daughter of the late Cleve and Anna Brown Heath.
Mary was a 1950 graduate of Waynetown High School and attended Indiana University two years. She married Donald Paul Beard in Wesley Chapel and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1987. She thoroughly enjoyed more than 30 years working in the cafeteria of Speedway Jr. High School retiring at age 80. She was a straight shooter, spunky, ‘a corker’, stubborn and had a great sense of humor. She adored her family.
Survivors include her two sons: Steve (Molly) Beard of Eaton, Ind. and Ron (Layna) Beard of Brownsburg; four grandchildren Brittany (Logan) Moser, Hailey Beard, Jordan Beard and Alyssa Beard; two great-grandchildren Jack and Sophia Moser; and nephews Dennis (Amber) Rusk, David (Beth) Rusk of rural Crawfordsville and Paul (Carol) Rusk of Waynetown.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don; parents; and sister Barbara Rusk.
Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with her nephew David Rusk officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to K9s for Warriors.
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