Posted: Wed 1:24 PM, Nov 14, 2012
Funeral Home: Hart Funeral Home Chapel
Also known by the nickname Judy, Mrs. Beard passed away Nov. 10, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Peggy Barnum, in Bowling Green.
Eula, 89, was a lifelong resident of the Scott’s community in Laurel County and a graduate of Lily High School in 1943. She was the oldest of three children born to Dave and Sudie Craig. Eula was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Eulene Ward, in 2011 and her brother, Will Craig, in 2010.
Eula was the widow of Herman Beard, who passed away April 12, 1992. They had one child, Peggy. She and her husband, the Rev. Philip Barnum, cared for Eula in their home for the past 10 years. Eula is survived by two grandsons and six great-grandchildren, Stephen, Denise and Berkley Barnum of Nashville and Michael, Reagan, Helen, Harper, Halle, Henry and Holly Barnum of Woodburn. Eula is also survived by two nieces, Sharon Ward Caswell of LaGrange, her husband, Steve, and their children, Jessi, Tyler and Justin, and Willena Craig Steffan of Fort Worth, Texas, and her son, Chris of Orlando, Fla.
Eula joined the Poplar Grove Baptist Church and was baptized in a nearby farm pond as a young lady. Up until about three years ago, she had attended Virginia Ave. UMC in Louisville with her daughter and son-in-law who pastored the church.
She will be missed by her special friend, Mary Ethel Aurandt, as well as neighbors and cousins. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery following the service at Hart Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. today officiated by the Rev. Philip Barnum. The family will receive friends until 2 p.m. today.