Allen Merle Bard

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Allen Merle Bard, 62, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He was born Jan. 7, 1951 at East Plains, Mo. Mr. Bard was well known as a hardworking cowboy and coon hunter. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Freeman Bard; his mother, Kathleen Bard of Caraway; his children, Patrick Bard and wife Jessica, Amanda Daniels and Cody Allan Bard, all of Caraway; two sisters and their husbands, Marylin and Bill Sneed of Cherokee Village and Donna and Marion Boshell of Rose Bud; five grandchildren, Chandler Daniels, Cayci Daniels, Dyland Bard, Dalton Bard and Weston Bard.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Bard.

A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the

Caraway First Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating. Burial was in Caraway Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Caraway First Baptist Church.

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