Rosetta May Beard, age 99, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022. She was born on June 2, 1923 in Boicourt, Kansas the daughter of Donald and Loretta(Conley) McGinnis. Her father passed away when Rosetta was only three years old. At the age of thirteen, the family moved to Seattle, Washington. Rosetta was united in marriage to Frank Houston Beard on April 11, 1942. She then traveled with Frank during his time in the United States Army. After Frank's discharge, they both went to work for a department store working until retirement. After retirement they resided in Florida until after Frank's death on March 29, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Rosetta was a member of the Teamsters Union. She enjoyed animals, especially cats. She acquired a taste for Asian culture during the time Frank was in the Army. She liked to walk the beach and collect sea shells, loved to travel, and cherry nut ice cream. She celebrated her ninety ninth birthday with family, enjoying cake and balloons. She seldom went to the doctor, never took any medications and still had her own teeth. Rosetta is survived by two half brothers, Sid and Gary Jarvis, extended family and friends.
Graveside funeral service will be 10 am Monday, August 8, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, Kansas. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.