Margaret Elizabeth Callaghan Beard

May 10, 1923December 23, 2011

Margaret Elizabeth Beard, 88 of Greensburg, IN. passed away Friday December 23, 2011 at the Morning Breeze Nursing Home. She was the daughter of James Joseph and Elizabeth (McPhillips) Callaghan born May 10, 1923 in County Tempo, Northern Ireland, District: Tempo Enniskillen Carrownagiltagh. She loved to garden cooking and spending time with her family. She was a Homemaker and worked at Stant Manufacturing in Connersville, IN. as well as the Greensburg High School Cafeteria. She married Roy I. Beard Jr. on November 28, 1945 in Baskingstake, England and he preceded her in death August 24, 2003.

She is survived by one daughter: Rhonda (Mike) Heger of Greensburg, IN.; one son: Gary (Cynthia) Beard of Greensburg, IN.; three Grandchildren: renee (Phillip) Scholl of Connersville, IN, Katie Beard of Lafayette, IN., and Emily Heger of Greensburg, IN. One Sister: Maureen McKeena of County Tempo Northern Ireland and Two Brothers: James and John Callaghan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Roy.

Friends may call at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Monday December 26, 2011 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Mt Aerie Cemetery in Letts, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Monday, December 26, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 27, 2011
  • Burial Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Margaret Elizabeth Callaghan Beard

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Carol Blasdel

January 1, 2012

Gary and Rhonda and families,

Your Mom was such a sweet woman who I always enjoyed talking too. You have my sympathy.

Carol Blasdel

Geraldine callaghan

January 1, 2012

I did not have the pleasure of meeting my aunt margery, but the people that knew her growing up in tempo in northern ireland, talked of the very attractive woman with a very good sense of humour. To Gary, Cindy, Renee, Katie, Rhonda, Mike , Emily be proud that she was a part of your life and she passed on virtues and beliefs which will live on in you. I offer you my sympathy at this time.
Love to all
Your cousin Geraldine.

December 29, 2011

I am so glad that I got to know Margaret from taking care of her at Morning Breeze. She was one of my favorite little ladies to take care of. She was so sweet and cute as could as could be. I miss her alot and it is not the same not seeing her smiling her face and her telling me she loved me as I would tell her I loved her too. She felt like family to me and I will always remember her and how sweet she was. With my deepest sympathy to your family.....Heather Goss

Jean Oljace

December 27, 2011

Enjoyed knowing Margaret. Good memories working together at the school cafeteria back in the early 70's. She was a very special lady. With sympathy to Gary, Rhonda and their families.