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Kenneth D. Beard

Kenneth D. Beard, 91, of Frankfort, died May 12, 2018, at Clinton House. He was born May 9, 1927, in Frankfort to William and Ella (Strain) Beard. He married L. Nadine Edmonds on Feb. 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2014.

Mr. Beard was a graduate of Rossville High School and Pierce College Technical School in California. He was a lifelong Clinton County resident. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from May 1945-July 1946 in Key West, Florida. He worked for Allison, P.R. Mallory, Federal Mogul and the U.S. Government Logistic Agency, retiring in 1989. Mr. Beard was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and a 50-plus year member of the Moose Lodge #7.

Surviving family include one daughter, Linda (Don) Nace of Mesa, Arizona; two sons, Gary (Patti) Beard of Frankfort and Greg (Teri) Beard of Frisco, Texas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Vaughn Beard; and three sisters, Mildred Robison, Vivian McCann and Helen Wildridge.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. -12 noon, Saturday, May 19, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene or Mooseheart. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.