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Joanne E. Beard 1934-2018

VIENNA — Joanne E. Beard, 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at her home in Vienna.

Joanne was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Massillon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ora and Muriel Mae Cook Noftsinger.

She was a 1952 graduate of Warren G. Harding. Two years after high school, she married the love of her life, John Beard, on April 23, 1954, and became a proud homemaker for her family.

She was a member of Central Christian Church in Warren and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed traveling, shopping at garage sales, baking, cooking, was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family. She was part of a longtime friendship card club.

Joanne will be deeply missed by her loving husband, John Beard, of 64 years; her children, John T. (Joanne) Beard, Lynette Wilden, and James R. (Shelly) Beard; grandchildren, Jonathan Beard, Jacy (Jeff) Bentley, Matthew (Arianne) Wilden, and John Wilden; great-grandchildren, Logan Mills, Isaac Wilden, Jude Wilden, Jack Wilden, and Alex Wilden; and her brother, Paul (Rebecca) Noftsinger.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Paul Beard.

Family and friends may visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Roberts Clark Chapel at 180 Garfield Drive NE in Warren.

Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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