Gordon Howard Beard
July 10, 1926 - January 13, 2019

Gordon Howard Beard

Gordon Howard Beard
Jul 10, 1926 - Jan 13, 2019

Gordon Howard Beard
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Gordon Howard Beard, age 92 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Hospice of Pella Comfort House. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or the Monroe Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Roy J and Edna Belle (Dunlavy) Beard, Gordon was born on July 10, 1926 in Mingo, Iowa. Gordon graduated from Colfax High School in 1944. On September 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Joyce Spegal. He was a 70+ year member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Gordon worked at Van Ryswyk Plumbing and Heating for over 40 years. He was a member of the Flutter Wheels Square Dancers and enjoyed reading and traveling.
Those left to honor his memory include his three sons, Randy Beard, Tim (Kim) Beard, and Melvin (Norma) Beard; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and a sister, Ardythe Timmins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Darlene in 2010.


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Mark Umble on Jan 15, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy in the lose of your father and Grandfather Carol and I enjoy the time we spent dancing with Gordon and Joyce also seeing Gordon at church he was a really nice person may God comfort you with Love

Harriet and Merlin Van Vark on Jan 15, 2019

Sincere sympathy to Gordon's family.We will miss him at our In group suppers!

MARILYN VARNUM. NEWTON..52 YRS. on Jan 15, 2019

Caravan to Alaska..NSDCA..memories..thanks Joyce & Gordan.Lost 4 recent from Flutter Wheelers.including Richard...Iam sitting in the 99 truck we drove to Alaska in..255000 miles..Marilyn Varnum....AZ. Wish I could be there in my Flutter Wheeler jacket...Regards to all.

Jan Miller on Jan 15, 2019

To the Beard family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Jan (Cowman) Miller
(daughter of Floyd and Eva Cowman)



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Coburn Funeral Home of Monroe
602 N Commerce Street
Monroe, Iowa 50170
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
151 60th Avenue
Prairie City, Iowa 50228
1:00 PM
Burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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