"Dignity without Compromise"

Retha Mae Beard

Retha Mae Beard, 80, a resident of Beggs, died in Tulsa, OK on Wednesday, July 21, 2004. She was born in Tulsa on March 5, 1924 to R.E. and Marlee (Rollings) Anderson. Mrs. Beard graduated from the Mounds High School and was a member of the Mounds First Baptist Church. She enjoyed Gardening and working in the yard with her flowers. Her parents an infant grandson and an infant great-granddaughter preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband James A. Beard of the Home, Barbara Ann Holden and her husband Clyde of Beggs, Vivian Sue Roberts and husband Don of Claremore, Janette Mae Maddux and husband Terry of Mounds, Jim Glenn Beard and wife Kim of Okmulgee, twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, two brothers Robert James Anderson of Bristow, Billy Paul Anderson of Beggs, a sister Jackie Pittman of Mounds and many Nieces Nephews and Friends.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at the First Baptist church in Mounds with the Reverend Dick Knox officiating. Interment will follow in the Mounds Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs.

Viewing will be from 12 noon until 8:00 PM at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs on Friday, July 23, 2004.