Kenneth E. Beard
                           June 22, 1958 -- December 29, 2014

Kenneth E. Beard, 56, of Middlebury, died at 11:10 am on Monday,
December 29, at his residence. His death was unexpected but due to
natural causes. He was born on June 22, 1958 in Columbia City, to
Harry and Shirley (Starkey) Beard.  On July 5, 1985 in Goshen he
married Jamie Gongwer; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife
are two sons, Tyson Gongwer of Goshen and Austin Beard of
Middlebury; three grandchildren; his mother Shirley Beard of Goshen;
two sisters, Sandy (Terry) Smith of Middlebury, Tina (Shane) Jackson
of Goshen; four brothers, Harry (Linda) Beard Jr. of Chiefland, FL, Dan
(Carol) Beard of Goshen, Gary (Kathy) Beard of Goshen, Scott Beard of
Goshen.  He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Debbie
Beard, a brother, Bill Beard. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with
family, hunting, fishing, working on cars and doing auto body work. He
was a NASCAR and Chicago Bears fan. The family will hold a memorial
service at a later date.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Kenney was a swell guy. My thoughts and
prayers go out to you all. He was a good friend , father, husband , and
son. Trust in God and you all will see him again. May God  bless you all.
Sending my love and prayers to you all.
From: Alma Burnett Jetton, Gainesville, TX
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So sorry to hear about Kenny. My thoughts are with the family. May
God Bless each and every one of you.
From: Sally Hammond
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So sorry to hear of this news. My thoughts and prayers are with all of
you. Stay strong in your faith and remember loved ones still live within
From: Brad L Weimer
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Although we are so many miles away our hearts are with you. We were
totally shocked and saddened to hear that Kenny passed away. We
truely wish that we could be there. We will miss him very much. We love
you all and we loved Kenny too...
From: Your brother Harry and Linda
Gone Fishing