Virginia Beard, 73

Virginia Ann Beard, beloved wife and mother, 73, of Three Rivers (formerly of Wyoming, Mich.), passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, following a short illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1936 in Grand Rapids the daughter of John and Anna (Labiotka) Rusilowski. Virginia was predeceased by her parents and son-in-law, Ernest Atwater.

In 1984 she married Samuel Beard in Three Rivers.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, husband, Samuel Beard of Three Rivers; son, John Fayette of Sturgis; daughters, Margaret “Margie” (Roy) VanLiere and Anita Atwater of Wyoming, Mich., Ann (Richard) Allen of Three Rivers and Katherine Fayette of Sturgis; three brothers, John, Jerry and Richard Rusilowski, all of Grand Rapids; one sister, Barbara Mroz of New Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to be made to her surviving husband Samuel Beard.

Per her request cremation has taken place.

A wake is pending.

Interment will be held in Mount Everest Cemetery.

Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home, Three Rivers.

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