Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beard, Laverne "Doody" Loretta (Nee O'Neill)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beard, Laverne "Doody" Loretta (Nee O'Neill)

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Beard, Laverne "Doody" Loretta (nee O'Neill), Lake Timberline, Bonne Terre, Missouri passed in her sleep June 30, 2016. Laverne was born on July 27, 1925, the middle child of seven to Thomas and Esther O'Neill of Jennings, Missouri. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, LeRoy Beard, and dear sisters. Beloved mother of Linda Beard of Fort Myers, FL, Larry Beard of Carbondale, IL, LeAnn Beard of Arnold, MO, and LeRoy Beard of Carbondale, IL; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 10. She is survived by one sister, Esther Oestereich of St. Charles. As a child, Laverne's sisters called her Doody, a name she cherished all her life. Doody married the love of her life, LeRoy Beard, in 1945. Laverne loved her life; she traveled throughout the country with LeRoy to Navy reunions, Firemen conventions, and visiting family members. …

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