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Obituary: Dorothy Pickett Beard, 87, Taylor Co., KY

She was a native of Adair Co., KY, and will be buried in Columbia. She was a member of a highly regarded Northwest Adair County family, of the First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville, KY, and was retired from the Campbellsville Independent School System following a career as a teacher and librarian

Dorothy Beard, 87, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 9:56pmET, Thursday, December 23, 2010 in Campbellsville, KY.Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Lawrence Brockman, Jr. Burial will be in the Columbia City Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

Pallbearers: Ryan Edward Beard, Rodney Brinley, Patrick Horn, Greg Kuehl, Andy Nuss, Evan Nuss, and Bill Willis.

Honorary pallbearers: Cole Beard, Reece Brinley, Spencer Horn, Conor Kuehl, and Keegan Kuehl.

Dorothy Pickett Beard, Adair Co., KY, native (1923-2010)

Dorothy Beard was the daughter of the late Jenkins Pickett and Willia Edwards Pickett. She was born in Adair Co., KY, Friday, October 5, 1923. She died Thursday, December 23, 2010 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 87 years, 2 months, and 18 days.She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Campbellsville, KY.

She united in marriage to James E. Beard June 29, 1945. He preceded her in death October 5, 2000.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and one son: Nancy Nuss and husband, Rick of Campbellsville, KY; and Barry Jenkins Beard and wife, Karen of Brandon, FL

  • Four grandchildren: Natalie Sanders Brinley and husband, Rodney and Ashley Sanders Kuehl and husband, Greg, all of Louisville, KY; Ryan Edward Beard and wife, Janette of Dunnville, KY; and Tara Lindsay Horn and husband, Patrick of Valrico, FL

  • Two step-sons: Andy Nuss of Indianapolis, IN; and Evan Nuss of Sellersburg, IN

  • Eight great-grandchildren: Madysan Brinley, Reece Brinley, Keegan Kuehl, Conor Kuehl, Taylor Beard, Cole Beard, Spencer Horn and Rachel Horn

  • A very special friend: Don Kirkland, along with his daughter and son, Donna Williams and Greg Kirkland of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Pickett and Selby Pickett.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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