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March 21, 1937 â€” Oct. 3, 2013
Sharon Louise Beard, 76, of Bella Vista, Ark. since Sept. 1997, died Oct. 3, 2013.
She was born March 21, 1937, in Columbia City, a daughter of Forrest W. and Jean (Staley) Zumbrun. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School.
On Aug. 21, 1955, she was united in marriage to Donald R. Beard in Jefferson Township. Mr. Beard preceded her in death in 1992.
Surviving relatives include three children, Lisa J. Wilson of Geneva, N.Y., Kimberly R. VanTreadway of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Stephen K. Beard of Bella Vista, Ark.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Forrest W. Zumbrun of Gainesville, Fla. and Stephen R. Zumbrun of Greely, Colo.
A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
A reception will be held immediately following at Smith & Sons Coach Room in Columbia City.
Local arrangements are being completed by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.