Rosella M. “Sally” Beard, 98, Jasper

Rosella BeardRosella M. “Sally” Beard, 98, of Jasper, died Thursday (December 24) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper October 3, 1917, to William F. and Rose (Eberhardt) Beckman. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St. Ann’s Society, the American Legion Post No. 147 Auxiliary. She worked at Jasper Wood Products for over 25 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She is survived by one daughter, Eileen Musgrave and husband Jerry, Jasper; two sons, Robert Beard, Jasper, and Richard Beard and wife Darlene, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in dath by one son, Ronald Beard, three sisters, Anna Linne, Helen Seng, and Lorena Fritz, and six brothers, William, Walter, Harry, Andrew, Oscar Leo, and Roman Beckman.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Joseph St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 3:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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