Kenneth D. Beard

May 12, 2018

Kenneth D. Beard, 91, of Frankfort, died May 12, 2018 at Clinton House.  Born May 9, 1927 in Frankfort, Indiana to William & Ella (Strain) Beard.  He married L. Nadine Edmonds on February 5, 1949 and she preceded him in death on September 25, 2014.

Mr. Beard was a graduate of Rossville High School and Pierce College Technical School in California.  He was a lifelong Clinton County resident.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from May 1945-July 1946 in Key West, Florida.  He worked for Allisons, P.R. Mallory, Federal Mogul and the  U.S. Government Logistic Agency, retiring in 1989.  Mr. Beard was a member of the  First Church of the Nazarene and a 50 plus year member of the Moose Lodge #7.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. -12 Noon Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will follow at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene or Mooseheart.

Survived by:

1 Daughter: Linda (Don) Nace of Mesa, AZ, 2 Sons: Gary (Patti) Beard of Frankfort, IN and Greg (Teri) Beard of Frisco, TX, 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marvin & Vaughn Beard and 3 sisters, Mildred Robison, Vivian McCann and Helen Wildridge.


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5 Condolences for “Kenneth D. Beard”

  1. Margaret Kingery Dimoplon May 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    To the Family of Kenneth D. Beard,
    I send condolences at the death of Kenneth, who was my first cousin. Although he was almost a decade older than I, I always knew him as a friendly and warm-hearted cousin. I thought Nadine, his wife, was one of the most beautiful women I knew. I am Margaret Kingery Dimoplon, daughter of Maude Beard Kingery, who was a sister of Kenny’s father, Floyd. Though I have lived away from Clinton County for the greater part of my life, I returned to Indiana from the Northeast in the 1980’s to assume a teaching position at Ball State University. I am the one who typed up my Uncle Floyd’s histories of the Beard and Rice families, so he and I had quite a bit of contact during that time. My sister, Mary Rutan, who lives in the Mulberry, Indiana, area and I are the two living cousins [as far as we know] of Kenneth’s generation. I hold all of you in the Light at this time of loss. Peace to you. Margie Dimoplon

  2. Phil and Gloria Crum May 15, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Sincere sympathies to the Beard family. May you have fond memories.

  3. Andi Slipher May 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of your family. Dwight and Andi Slipher

  4. Lana Redman Congleton May 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Gary, Patti and family:
    Gary I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father and mother were wonderful people. I know that Karen and Bob had great times with them and loved them dearly. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at these difficult times. May God bless all of you and give you the peace only He can give.

    Lana Redman Congleton

  5. MaryAnn Stockberger May 16, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    My sympathy to the Beard family. I’m sorry, I am unable to see you Sat. morning, but know you are in my thoughts. Always, enjoyed talking to Kenny.

    Mary Ann

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