Margaret Elizabeth Beard, 88 of Greensburg, IN. passed away Friday December 23, 2011 at the Morning Breeze Nursing Home. She was the daughter of James Joseph and Elizabeth (McPhillips) Callaghan born May 10, 1923 in County Tempo, Northern Ireland, District: Tempo Enniskillen Carrownagiltagh. She loved to garden cooking and spending time with her family. She was a Homemaker and worked at Stant Manufacturing in Connersville, IN. as well as the Greensburg High School Cafeteria. She married Roy I. Beard Jr. on November 28, 1945 in Baskingstake, England and he preceded her in death August 24, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter: Rhonda (Mike) Heger of Greensburg, IN.; one son: Gary (Cynthia) Beard of Greensburg, IN.; three Grandchildren: renee (Phillip) Scholl of Connersville, IN, Katie Beard of Lafayette, IN., and Emily Heger of Greensburg, IN. One Sister: Maureen McKeena of County Tempo Northern Ireland and Two Brothers: James and John Callaghan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Roy.
Friends may call at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Monday December 26, 2011 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Mt Aerie Cemetery in Letts, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.