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EDWARD "ED" EUGENE BEARD

January 30, 1937 April 11, 2019
EDWARD  "ED" EUGENE BEARD
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82, of Sigel, joined his Creator Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Ed was retired from Illinois Central Railroad of 44 years. The railroad ran through his veins, he came from a railroad family. Ed also served 6 years in the National Guard. He was a farmer and a Master Gardener!
Ed was born January 30, 1937, to Samuel and Velma (Lybarger) Beard. He married Wanda Wolke January 29, 1961 and she survives. Ed was proud of his two sons, Daniel and his wife Jean and their kids, Kelsey, Sam and Kylee; and Todd his wife Tara and their kids, Trevor and Tegan Michael and husband Travis; great grandchildren, Athena and Björn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Three siblings, Raymond, Garland and Clara Belle.
A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday April 15, 2019 in the Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, Illinois, with Pastor Steve Massengill officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Sunday April 14, 2019 and one hour before the services at the funeral Home. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery Cumberland County, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at swengel-odell.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

14

Apr

5:00 PM 4/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

15

Apr

9:00 AM 4/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States

Celebration Of Life

Monday

15

Apr

10:00 AM 4/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home

520 Oak Avenue
PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home
520 Oak Avenue Neoga 62447 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brush Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

450 E co. rd. 550 n
Neoga, Illinois 62447

450 E co. rd. 550 n Neoga 62447 Illinois
United States

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