Erma Marie Beard, 94, died September 21, 2011 at the Parkway Nursing Home in Stuart, Florida.


     Erma Marie Beard, 94, died September 21, 2011 at the Parkway Nursing Home in Stuart, Florida.
She was born September 14, 1917, in Model, Colo. She was born to John E. and Lena (Beed) Millet, Sr. She was a longtime Minneola resident.
     She and her late husband, Clair, started an IGA store in Minneola. They also owned a drug store.
     On August 16, 1935, she married James Clair Beard at Sterling, Kan. He died August 16, 1996.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Edgar Millet.
She is survived by a son, James A. "Tony" Beard and wife, Diane, of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Dixie Posey and husband, Mack, of Indiantown, Florida; a brother, John Millet, Jr. of Minneola; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
     Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at the Appleton Township Cemetery near Minneola, Kan. with Rev. Rip Ryherd officiating. There will be no public visitation hours.
Memorials may be made to the Minneola Public Library in care of Minnis Mortuary PO Box 459 Minneola, Kan.