Joyce Earlene Beard

Joyce Earlene Beard nee Towns age 89 of Maryville, IL born in Huttig Arkansas on February 12, 1922 died Monday July 4, 2011 at Caseyville Nursing & Rehab in Caseyville, IL.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Nathan E. and Georgia nee Dickerson Towns, her husband Samuel A. Beard, a twin brother Gerson E. Towns and a sister Oma Afton Borns.

She is survived by 2 daughters Joy K. Gilmore of Maryville, IL and Phyllis J. Cook of Imperial MO, three grandchildren Steve and Craig Cook, Angela Messmer, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Private burial will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO  63132


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