In loving memory of

Phyllis R. Beard
August 20, 1926 - May 3, 2019

Phyllis Romaine Beard, age 92 of Mingo, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Newton Healthcare. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mingo United Methodist Church with burial following at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the Mingo Auxiliary or the Mingo United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Glen Harold and Bernice Velma (Thomas) Hindman, Phyllis was born on August 20, 1926 at her grandparents' home northeast of Newton. Phyllis graduated from Macksburg High School and had 1 ½ years of further education at the Nurse Cadet Corps at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. On February 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Beard at the Methodist Church in Newton. She was a member of the Mingo United Methodist Church and the Mingo Auxiliary Post #534.

Those left to honor her memory include her three children, Diana (Lowell) Halfhill, Ronald (Sandy) Beard, and Tom (Carol) Beard; six grandchildren, Debra (John) Pekarek, Michael (Jeanette) Halfhill, Brian Beard, Jared (Rachael) Beard, Jamie (Sean) Kelley and Brandon Powell; eight great grandchildren, Cassidy and Logan Pekarek, Carter Beard, Cole Beard, Ethan and Johanna Halfhill, Kaitlyn and Conner McBride; and three siblings, Max (Carol) Hindman, Marion (Lana) Hindman and Sherry (Richard) Mann. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; a brother, Harold Hindman and two sisters, Dauryne Berch and Betty Woodard.


Ira United Church, Ira, Iowa wrote on May 18, 2019:

"Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Phyllis Beard."

Nora Borts wrote on May 6, 2019:

"So sorry for the families loss. I have lots of fond memories from when she work at Mingo school. She was a great friend."

Shannon Hindman Bergman wrote on May 6, 2019:

"Very sorry for the loss of Phyllis. It has been a long time since I have seen her, but my parents (Clair and Angela Hindman) always talked of her and the good memories. She was a very sweet person."

Jean Maxwell-Reece wrote on May 5, 2019:

"Phyllis was always so welcoming to me at our Beard reunions. My condolences, thoughts and prayers. Jean Maxwell-Reece"

Marla Shepley wrote on May 5, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss, Diana. Your mother was a very sweet lady?"

Linda Carpenter Brown wrote on May 5, 2019:

"Phyllis was also such a joy to talk with! Prayers and hugs to the family as it is always hard to lose a parent. Linda Carpenter Brown"

Donna Stravers wrote on May 5, 2019:

"Our sympathies to all. Mom enjoyed talking with Phyllis. It helped Mom settle in at Newton Health Care to know Phyllis was there. Phyllis will be missed by all. "