Marie C. Beard

Aug. 19, 1922 - March 30, 2019

Marie C. Beard, 96, Gettysburg, died Saturday evening.

She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late George and Marie (Boland) Chirdon. She was the wife of the late George C. Beard who died Feb. 17, 1996.

Surviving are six children: William Beard and wife, Elfrida, of Altoona, Richard Beard and wife, Kim, of Dillsburg, Joan M. Fox of Gettysburg, Dennis J. Beard and wife, Pauline, of York, Patricia Mentzer and husband, Sam, of Gardners, and David Beard and wife, Ann, of Gettysburg; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sharon Beard; a son-in-law, Bill Fox; and nine siblings: Jane, Cyril, Eileen, Joseph, Paul, Kate, William, Helen and Theresa.

Marie grew up in the Altoona area until she moved to Arendtsville in 1971. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church for 33 years and then joined St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg where she was a member for 15 years.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019, at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, where a prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. A prayer service will also be recited at 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 25 W. High St., Gettysburg, Father John Kuchinski celebrant.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.