Esther B. Beard, 79, of Tiffin and formerly Bloomville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 27, 2013, at Ruffing Family Care Center, Bloomville.
She was born Aug. 24, 1934, near Bloomville, to Burl L. and Barbara Luella (Meyers) Dunn.
She is survived by two sons, Greg Beard of Shelby and Brian Beard of Marion; four grandchildren, Kylee, Eric, Maysea and Tod Beard, all of Findlay; three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte (Jim) Maloy of Tiffin, Mrs. Elaine (Robert) Levans of Bloomville and Mrs. Barbara (Ed) Dolch of Bucyrus; and a brother, Phillip (Darlene) Dunn of Bloomville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son.
Esther was a 1958 graduate of Bloomville High School, a member of Bloomville United Church of Christ,and a former member of Bloom Grange and their dart ball and bowling teams.
She was a cook at Mercy Tiffin Hospital for 23 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed her grandchildren, her flowers, reading, search and find word puzzles and baking.
Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville, with the Rev. Cathy Wirth officiating.
Visitation will be 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.