Treva Beard

Died: Sat., Apr. 4, 2015

Friends May Call

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 09, 2015
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 09, 2015
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
Location: Grandview Community Bible Church

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Treva Marie Beard, age 97, of Burlington and formerly of Mediapolis and Grandview, died Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, at the Klein Center of Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  The daughter of Arthur and Mabel Ball Stone, she was born on March 15, 1918 in rural Wapello.  Treva married Glenn D. Beard on February 25, 1937 in Gladstone, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2011.

She graduated from Wapello High School in 1936.  She and Glenn lived and farmed near Elrick Junction for a short time and then farmed near Grandview from 1942 to 1948. They then farmed in the Mediapolis area.  They both worked at Thie’s Grocery Store.  In 1957 they purchased the Grandview Market in Grandview and operated it for 12 years.  Later Treva worked at various jobs including Dr. Goad and also Batterson’s Clothing both in Muscatine.

After retiring, Treva enjoyed volunteer work in her church and community in Grandview.  Treva was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church.  She was also very active as an early member of the Louisa County Historical Society providing many articles and information for their quarterly magazine.  She enjoyed traveling with various tours and keeping in touch with her children and grandchildren with visits and computer emails.  She also enjoyed playing cards and canvas painting.

Her family includes five children, Ray Dean & Marie Beard of Northville, Michigan, Shirley & Kay Harsin of Knoxville, Marvin & Linda Beard of Davenport, Betty Eversmeyer of Burlington, and Bill & Sharon Beard of Columbus Junction; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Stone of Wapello; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Stone of Wapello; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a brother, Fred Stone.

The funeral ceremony for Treva Beard will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Grandview Community Bible Church with Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery with a fellowship luncheon following at the church.

The family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where friends may call after 2:00 PM.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Grandview Community Bible Church and the Louisa County Historical Society.

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Gil & Celia Crawford
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Shirley - we send our condolences to you and your entire family on your mother's death. She certainly live a good long life. Gil & Celia Crawford

Howard Peterson
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Ray Dean and your family,

I am sorry to hear that your mother died. She lived a long life. It is good that she was able to be with your families for a long time. I am sure you will miss her.

Howard & Phyllis Peterson

Sherry Ashby
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Very sorry to hear of Treva's passing. I met her at Rose Bush when I was there visiting my father. Treva always had such a wonderful smile. Even when recovering from a big fall. She shared her banana/maraschino cherry bread recipe with me. I made it a couple of times for the residents. It didn't turn out the best either time, but Treva was kind enough to say it was delicious! I will be trying it again soon in her memory and hopefully I will turn out as good as I am sure Treva's did. I am Rose Bush's "cookie lady" who brings cookies for the wonderful residents and staff. Treva was always one of my favorite people to speak with!

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