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Baggerley Funeral Home

930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK

OBITUARY

Martha Biard

October 3, 1923March 7, 2020

Martha Louise (Smith) Biard of Idabel, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 after a wonderful life. She touched many lives with her positive outlook on life. Martha was born October 3, 1923 to Eugene and Susie Smith in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Martha graduated from Jonesboro Arkansas High School and earned degrees from Oklahoma State University and Southeastern State University. She enjoyed a 40-year career as an elementary teacher in various towns in Oklahoma.

Martha married M.J. “Guy” Biard June 1, 1947 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They celebrated 49 years of marriage before his passing.

Martha loved being social. Some of her favorite activities were traveling with Guy and friends, volunteering at Central Elementary School after retiring and volunteering in various church activities. When she moved to Touchmark in Edmond, Oklahoma you could find her playing bingo, watching thunder basketball games, reading the daily news, and visiting the beauty salon. Martha specifically enjoyed watching the Oklahoma State Cowboys play football, basketball, and baseball. Go Pokes!

Martha traveled to Europe and many other places throughout the world. She lived in Ethiopia for four years. Martha was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her two children, Diane Biard Doeksen and husband Gerald of Edmond, OK, and Joe and wife Sue Biard of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren: Ashli Holmes Poly and husband Frederic, Marial Biard Leffler and husband Daniel, and Jared Biard; and great-grandchildren, Nate and Theodore Poly.

Her generous loving spirit will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the First Methodist Church of Idabel 302 SE Jefferson St, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 14, 2020

Memories

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Robert and Peggy Vann

March 21, 2020

We just heard about Martha!!!!
What a great lady. She and Guy were Grandma and Grandpa to our kids, Rob and Robin when we lived in Idabel in the 1980's. Our kids have wonderful memories because of them.

We went to church with Martha and Guy and they were spiritual mentors and examples for us. We were in prayer groups together and all sorts of church functions together. Nothing but great memories and for that we are thankful and that God made our paths cross way back then.

We are sorry for your loss but rest assured their memories live on!!!!

Robert and Peggy Vann

JoDee Clark

March 10, 2020

Mrs. Biard was my 4th grade teacher and I loved her dearly! Any time I would see her she always had a hug and a smile for me
She will be missed by many!

Sue Turnage

March 10, 2020

A wonderful Christian mentor to me! I will always keep Her memory close
In my heart.🙏💚

Patsy Bennett

March 10, 2020

Mrs. Biard was one of my favorites at Central. We often would catch a minute to chit-chat in the hallway where we tried our best to solve the problems of the world. In addition, she was a wonderful neighbor to my in-laws and a precious member of our church.

Sylvia Grant

March 10, 2020

I worked with Martha at Central Elementary School in Idabel for many years. She was very friendly and loved what she did.