Elizabeth “Betty” A. Beard

My mother, Elizabeth “Betty” A. Beard, born October 3, 1925 passed April 5, 2013. Her life was not filled with stunning accomplishments or great adventures. She was, most of all, a mother, wife, grandmother, friend and companion. She was as beautiful as she was happy. The thing I will remember most about my mother was her amazing ability to live life in the moment. She was never a person who looked back and ruminated over the past or worried about the future. She lived her life in the moment and took whatever joy she could find. She was brave and uncomplaining in all she faced. Most of all, she loved me and my daughter with all her heart. She was remarkable in that she worked at a job she loved at Taschlers Accounting until 85, drove her cherished Toyota, kept a beautiful home, and was thoughtful and kind to all who knew her. Job well done, Betty. You have left this world a better place. She is survived by me, her daughter, Patricia Doane, her granddaughter, Elizabeth Adam of Las Vegas, whom she loved more than anyone or anything in the world, her loving companion of many years, Bob Cooper of Overland Park, and her granddog Bear. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Beard, and her brother Robert Budd who died on the Battleship USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 2-4pm at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in my mother’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway Bldg. 1 Ste 202 Shawnee Mission, KS 66202.


  1. Susan Ernst on April 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I knew Betty thru my godmother, Naomi, and always enjoyed Betty and Gene and in later years Bob. She was with Naomi when she passed and I’ll always be grateful for their wonderful friendship. I remember the Halloween party of 2011, I think Patricia was there. Just one of many fun memories.

  2. Ric Adam on September 3, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Sorry to here about this, I really enjoyed her company. Betty always made me laugh. She will be missed greatly.

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