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Beard (AP)
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Posted on July 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 16, 1935 - July 19, 2013

GOSHEN — Harry Beard, 78, of Goshen, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born July 16, 1935, in South Whitley to Paul and Mary Jane (Thomas) Beard.

He married Reta (Huffman) Beard on Nov. 28, 1987.

Surviving are his wife, Reta of Goshen; children Harry C. Jr. (Linda) Beard of Chiefland, Fla., Daniel (Carol) Beard, Gary (Kathy) Beard and Tina (Shane) Jackson, all of Goshen, Debra Beard and Scott (Cricket) Beard, both of Elkhart and Kenneth (Jamie) Beard and Sandy (Terry) Smith, both of Middlebury; stepchildren Phillip (Judy) Moles, David (Rita) Moles, Timothy (Beverly) Moles and Shirley (David) Corbin, all of Goshen, Michael (Brett) Rich of Merryville, Tenn., and Sherry (Wayne) Burschell of Beaufort, S.C.; sister Linda; half-brothers Patrick and Eric Beard, both of South Whitley; 36 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where the service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23. Pastor Jason Kincaid will officiate. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.