Mr. W. Frank Beard, 82, of Walkersville, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, October 29, 2011. Born December 17, 1928 in Frederick County, he was the son of the late Wilmer L. and Mary Catherine Keeney Beard. Mr. Beard was a faithful member of Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, near Woodsboro. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany for 4 ½ years and was a member of the Glen W. Eyler American Legion Post of Woodsboro. He was employed as a tile setter for 42 years with Jim Misner and then with Bode Floors of Frederick, retiring in 1992. In earlier years Frank enjoyed fishing and hunting. For many years he ate breakfast daily at Trout's Restaurant in Woodsboro with friends Milton Smith, Ronnie Boone and Oliver Weddle and several others who are now deceased. He also enjoyed going to the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont for dinner with his friend, Jim Misner. He is survived only by cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin L. Keeney. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov 3, at Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, with Rev. Gordon Narvesen, interim pastor and Rev. Dahl Drenning, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Westminster, officiating. Interment will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St. Woodsboro 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 2. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, c/o Mary Ritichie, 11122 Renner Rd., Woodsboro, MD 21798.
We want to thank all at Hartzler Funeral Home for taking such good care of our loved one, after he passed last month. The pleasant and compassionate, yet professional manner in which you handled everything was greatly appreciated. May God bless you for the peace you bring to grieving families.