Donald D. Beard

Jerseyville | Monday, December 7 2015

Donald D. Beard, 88, died at 4:11 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Born May 29, 1927 in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Dorris and Agnes (Noll) Beard. Mr. Beard served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. On December 20, 1947 he married the former Helen L. Meggers. She survives. He retired as co-owner of B-K Furniture Co. in St. Louis, MO. Along with his wife he is survived by two daughters, Donna Vogt (Dennis) of Jerseyville and Karen Kroen of Godfrey, a son, Denny Beard (Loretta) of Lake St. Louis, MO, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Beard of St. Louis, MO, six grandchildren, Jon Kroen, Ben Vogt, Deana Blount, Christyn Bond, Heather Ambro, and Amber Davis, numerous great grandchildren, and a brother, Ed Beard (Eileen) of St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Charles. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church in Alton. Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Calvary Baptist Church in Alton. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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