Betty M. Beard age 87, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:20 A.M. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Heartland of Greenville. Betty was born June 19, 1928 in Greenville to the late Arthur O. & Edna (McClain) Lehman.
Betty is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Marsha & Jack Baker of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Beard of Greenville; grandchildren, Michelle & Nate Stephenson, John Paul & Sarah Beard, Jeremy & Renee Jontz and Chris Jontz; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert D. Lehman of Florida, Frances Falknor of Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, John Junior Beard on October 25, 2008 whom she married August 24, 1946; son, J. Michael “Mike” Beard on September 12, 2013; daughter, Sharon Beard in infancy; and brothers, Charles B., Melvin L. & Ray Lehman.
Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of Stelvideo Christian Church where she belonged to the Ladies Aid of the church. Betty was a former Girl Scout and 4-H Leader.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Zechar Bailey funeral home with Rev. Tracy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com