Dorothy Beard, 82, of Strafford, Mo., formerly of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Strafford. Born at Russellville, she was a retired nurse's aide.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise Carter of Strafford; three sisters, Faye Lacy of Lepanto, Nola Young of Cahokia, Ill., and Geraldine Delancey of Osceola; a brother, John Oliver Staggs Jr. of West Point, Miss.; two grandchildren, Nathan Carter of Leachville and Carmon Hill of Osceola; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar Beard; her parents, John Oliver and Annebell Tedford Staggs; two sisters and two brothers.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. Burial was in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens in Osceola.