Treva Marie Beard, age 97, of Burlington and formerly of Mediapolis and Grandview, died Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, at the Klein Center of Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. The daughter of Arthur and Mabel Ball Stone, she was born on March 15, 1918 in rural Wapello. Treva married Glenn D. Beard on February 25, 1937 in Gladstone, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2011.
She graduated from Wapello High School in 1936. She and Glenn lived and farmed near Elrick Junction for a short time and then farmed near Grandview from 1942 to 1948. They then farmed in the Mediapolis area. They both worked at Thie’s Grocery Store. In 1957 they purchased the Grandview Market in Grandview and operated it for 12 years. Later Treva worked at various jobs including Dr. Goad and also Batterson’s Clothing both in Muscatine.
After retiring, Treva enjoyed volunteer work in her church and community in Grandview. Treva was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church. She was also very active as an early member of the Louisa County Historical Society providing many articles and information for their quarterly magazine. She enjoyed traveling with various tours and keeping in touch with her children and grandchildren with visits and computer emails. She also enjoyed playing cards and canvas painting.
Her family includes five children, Ray Dean & Marie Beard of Northville, Michigan, Shirley & Kay Harsin of Knoxville, Marvin & Linda Beard of Davenport, Betty Eversmeyer of Burlington, and Bill & Sharon Beard of Columbus Junction; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Stone of Wapello; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Stone of Wapello; and several nieces and nephews. Continue Reading