Mary Virginia Beard
Mary Virginia Beard
  • October 28, 1929 - August 10, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Mary Beard, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on August 10, 2017. Born on October 28, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late George G. and Mamie L. (Isley) Loehr. Mary loved to cook, crochet and read, but the most important thing in her life was taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ralph E. Beard; daughters, Susan (Charlie) Schoone and Patricia (Randy) Harter; son, David (Jaci) Beard; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11am, Thursday, August 17, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 4 to 8pm, Wednesday, August 16, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. For online condolences please visit