In Memory

Stephen Beard

Mr. Steven Beard, 72, of Thorntown, suffered a stroke and passed away Jan. 14, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. 

Steven was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Clinton County, a son of the late Icle and Wilma (Watts) Beard. He was married to Cheryl Robbins on June 19, 1970 and together they celebrated 47 years of marriage. 

Steven graduated from Frankfort High School. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP-JSA in Korea. Steven worked at National Seal and then as a journeyman millwright for Caterpillar until his retirement. In his spare time, Steven enjoyed fishing on Lake Freeman, trap shooting, watching war movies, attending Army reunions, drag racing with his 1967 GTO, and teaching his son how to work on cars, do electrical work and many other life lessons. He was a member of the NRA and UAW. 

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, a son James (Rachel Bevard) Beard of Lebanon; grandchildren: Alexis, Kennedy, and Gabriel Beard, and Angel Allen; a brother, Daniel (Cynthia) Beard of Mechanicsburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Adalynn Ivy Beard. 

Family and friends will gather Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, for visitation from 4-8 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Steven will be laid to rest following Military Rites at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown. You are invited to visit the where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message