Mike Beard

March 8, 1949September 12, 2013

Mike Beard, age 64 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:04 A.M. Thursday September 12, 2013 in the Heartland Nursing Home of Greenville, Ohio. Mike was born March 8, 1949 in Greenville, Ohio a son of Betty M. (Lehman) Beard of Greenville and the late John “Junior” Beard who passed away October 25, 2008.

He had been employed for the past 23 years with the Darke County Highway Department and had achieved his Master’s Degree of Theology.

Mike was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a SGT with the U.S. Air Force. He loved the outdoors, be it working, fishing at Lake Erie, camping or participating in many family activities.

In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by his wife Barbara (Fudge) Beard of Greenville. They were married June 24, 1972. Also daughter and son in law Michelle and Nathan Stephenson of Houston, Ohio; son and daughter in law John P. and Sarah Beard of Greenville; grandchildren Isaac Stephenson, Danielle Stephenson, Micah Stephenson and Zachariah Stephenson; sister and brother in law Marsha and Jack Baker of Greenville.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastors Augie & Jan Roestamadji co- officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.


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September 9, 2014


Death changes everything
Time changes nothing.
I still miss the sound of your voice
The wisdom of your advice,
The stories of your life and
just being in your presence.
So no, time changes nothing.
I miss you as much today as I did the day you died.
I just miss you.

Jan Roestamadji

September 8, 2014

One year anniversary is coming up quick. Remembering Mike Beard so very much lately. Missing our happy times of fellowship and your phone calls and your detailed stories, but I know you are fellowshipping with our Savior and are awaiting us at Home in Eternity. My prayers and love still go out to the Father on behalf of Barb, Michelle (& family), John (& family), Marsha (& family), Betty and Mike's dearest and closest friends ... especially as the one year anniversary draws nigh. Peace to each of us from our Lord Jesus Christ. Comfort as well from His precious Holy Spirit. Wrapped in the Loving Arms of our Heavenly Father.


September 8, 2014

It's been almost a year since you left us .... I miss you as much today as I then. I love you my brother.


January 12, 2014

Miss you so very much.


October 5, 2013

Its been two weeks since we said our goodbyes to you and I still feel like this is a horrible dream and want to pick up the phone and call you just to hear your voice. Miss you so much...I love you brother. See you on the other side of life.

Nancy Martin Holcomb

September 25, 2013

Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss. It so very hard to lose the love of your life. I've been widowed almost 10 years and miss him everyday, My thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to you at this very sad time. May the power of the Lord help you through this transition.

Geneva Russell

September 18, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Marilyn Mays

September 18, 2013

So many great memories from a wonderful husband, devoted father and grandfather. He will truly be missed and my sympathy goes out to you all....

Rick and Jodi Cantrell

September 18, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He left a great legacy. I pray that God gives you strength and comfort through the days ahead.

Paulieanna Tripp

September 18, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the entire family.