Obituary of Florence Beard
Florence D. Beard, 94, of Centerville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon November 14, 2020 at the Titusville Area Hospital.
Florence was born on August 28, 1926 at Hardwick, VT, a daughter of the late Harold F. Davis and Bernice Allen Davis. She was married to Robert C. Beard on May 3, 1952 at Hardwick, VT. He preceded her in death on August 11, 2009.
Florence was a graduate of Hardwick Academy, class of 1944 and a graduate of the University of Vermont, class of 1948.
Florence and her husband resided in Washington, D.C. until Robert’s retirement at which time they moved to Centerville and purchased Southall Gas in 1973. She assisted her husband in the operation of the business for many years.
While residing in Washington, D.C., she and her husband were members of the Colesville, MD Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring, MD.
Florence was a hard worker and public servant, as well as being a devoted mother. She enjoyed nature, gardening, and had an interest in nutrition for many years. She was a member of the Centerville Women’s Club.
Florence is survived by two children, Gary Beard of Centerville and Joyce Beard of Meadville; a brother, Allen F. Davis of Philadelphia; nephews, Gregory F. Davis of Malvern, PA, Paul S. Davis of Chester Springs, PA, and Robert Southall of Centerville; a niece, Susan Robinson of Centerville; a great niece, Kimberly Martin of Centerville; and a great great nephew, Dale Southall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Davis; a nephew, Dale Southall; and a great niece, Robyn Southall.
Friends may attend a graveside service on Thursday at 2:00 PM at Sunnyside Cemetery in Centerville with Pastor Gary Kinnear officiating.
The family asks that memorials be made to Sunnyside Cemetery.