Marion Lee Beard passed away July 24, 2009 at his home.

Marion Lee Beard passed away July 24, 2009 at his home.

Marion was born and raised Nov. 7, 1924 to John & Gertie (Wheldon) Beard in Warrensburg, Mo. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Marvin Eugene Beard. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Chris; 2 brothers & a sister; 3 daughters & 2 sons; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was an accountant for MO Public for 40 years & 7 months. He was a WWII Veteran, and is a Bronze Star recipient. He was a member of the Country Meadow Baptist Church, Ararat Shrine & Harem Unit, Blue Lodge 76 of Independence, Moose Lodge #10, & Eagles. He was a life member of American Legion Lodge 21 and VFW Post 1000.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 31, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel at 3 p.m. with a visitation from 1-3 p.m. at the chapel. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Family suggests contributions to either the Crossroads Hospice or the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, 816-353-1218.