Mary Elizabeth Poland Beard
Source: Newspaper in Mercer County, IL
Mary Elizabeth POLAND Beard
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Poland Beard was born in New Boston township, Mercer County, ILL., May  I, 1858, and departed this life Jan 14, 1935 at the age of 76 years and 8 months.
She was married to Cyrus Beard of Ottawa, Kans., in 1876, and resided there 38 years and then moved to Phoenix, Ariz and lived there 18 years until the death of her husband in 1928.  She then came to Joy and has been making her home with her much cherished sister, Rebecca Mathews until from the suffering of two years illness during which she was a patient sufferer,
passed from this life.
Early in this life she united  with the Baptist church, ever living a faithful, consistent Christian life always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need about her. She was a faithful wife and a fond loving mother of nine children of whom four preceded her in death. Those living are ; Omer C Beard, of Topeka, Kans ; George of Salina, Kans; Anna Phillips and
Clarence Beard of Phoenix, Ariz; and Clara Greenfield of Parsons, Kans. The dear departed one has gone to a much deserved rest where suffering is not.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan 17,  from LDS church ---o'clock with Rev Harmeyer Aledo, officiating.. Three numbers were sung by a quartet. Pall bearers: Fred Poland, E Granger, James Fifield, Maurice Poland, Friend, Desch and Ted ---.
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