MASON CITY - Otis W. Beard, 85, of Mason City died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
He was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Mason County, the son of Clarence and Virginia Landis Beard. He married Thelma D. Dennison in 1941 in Palmyra, Mo.
Mr. Beard served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He retired from Corn Products in Pekin after 35 years.
He was a member of the Mason City Baptist Church, the Mason City Optimists Club, Jaycees and the Jackson-Keen Legion Post in Mason City.
Survivors: wife, Thelma; daughter, Diane (husband, Jim) Bell of Las Vegas; two sons, Dennis (wife, Lonna) Beard of Jackson, Ohio and Dohn (wife, Cathy) Beard of Springfield; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Hurley Funeral Home, Mason City, the Rev. H. Curtis McAllister officiating. Burial: Mason City Cemetery.