C. Freda Beard, 91, formerly of rural Sycamore, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
She was born July 29, 1922, in Carey, to John A. and Lenora A. (Fox) Kummerer. She married Daryl E. Beard Oct. 14, 1948, and he died Oct. 4, 2004.
Surviving are three children, David E. (Joyce) Beard of Morehead, Ky., Duane E. Beard and Dwight E. Beard, both of rural Tiffin; four grandchildren, Jeremy D. Beard of Jacksonville, N.C., Jason D. Beard, of rural Tiffin, Damien E. Beard of rural Sycamore and Dennis E. Beard of rural Tiffin; four great-grandchildren, Arden Beard, Ainsley Beard, Dylan Beard and Riley Beard; plus one sister, Mrs. Rita Shank of rural Republic.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers besides her parents.
She was a 1940 graduate of Calvert High School and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Sycamore, where she also belonged to the Ladies Guild and was part of the prayer chain at the church. She was a retired decorator at the former U.S. Glass, Tiffin, where she painted the gold on the glass. For a hobby, she loved to work in her garden.
Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Sycamore, with con-celebrants, the Rev. Frank A. Murd and the Rev. Kishore Koltana. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, 201 W. Saffel Ave., Sycamore, where a wake service will begin at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.