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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Barbara Louise Beard

September 29, 1939July 7, 2020
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Barbara Louise Beard, 80, of Kokomo, passed away the evening of Monday July 7, 2020 at 2:06am at Century Villa Healthcare in Greentown, IN. Barbara was born to the late Basil Cardwell and Lois (Miller) Cardwell on September 29, 1939 in Kempton, IN. She married Melvin L. Beard on June 5, 1960 in Kempton. He passed away on August 4, 2016.

Barb graduated from Jefferson Township with the class of 1957. She sold Real Estate for Better Homes and Gardens in Kokomo for over 25 years. She loved taking her grandkids past the homes she had sold or listed. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Barb was especially proud of her two sons and their families. Barb was an avid I.U basketball fan and loved coach Bob Knight. She was an active member of the Judson Road Christian Church for many years, dating back to when it was named the Kokomo Church of Christ.

Surviving her are her two sons; Bart Beard (Janie) of Greenwood, Bret Beard (Stephanie) of Sharpsville, grandchildren; Jarred (Nancy), Brittany (A.J.), Aaron, Alan, Ashlynn and Kaylee, great grandchildren; Madi, Layla, Liam, Elijah and Emma, sister; Karen Snow and brother Charles (Sue) Cardwell.

She is preceded in death by her husband and three siblings.

A time of gathering for family and friends will take place at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm. The service will take place Friday morning at 11am at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden cemetery.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 10, 2020

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  • Final Resting Place

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Peggy Kiser

July 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about Barb. We have been neighbors for 50 yrs. I was 9 when we moved here and she and Mel were starting their family. She watched me grow, marry Bob, and become a part of our kids lives. We will miss her . So sorry we missed seeing it in paper and was not able to come to viewing. Bob & Peg Kiser and family

Bill Woodley

July 8, 2020

I will miss you and all the fun times we had at our Church event’s. You have been a dear sister in Christ and will be missed by our Church family!!

Jeff Duckworth

July 8, 2020

This is Jeff Duckworth. I remember showing up at Barbs at 2 in the morning. She got up with my Mom and started fixing breakfast. I believe the same day we started roofing the house. I have so many memories of Barb and Mel. At her 80th birthday party she put her arms around me and reminded me I was like one of her sons. I loved her and will miss her! She has been part of my life since the day I was born.

Rebecca Siefers

July 7, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I was in Kokomo in Oct for my birthday. I was having lunch at Cracker Barrel when Barb and Karen Snow walked by the table. Told them I was in town for my birthday. They started singing in harmony Happy Birthday to me. It made my day. Will miss that smile. God Bless you all.

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