Carole M. Beard, age 76, of Fairfield, Ohio, and formerly of Northwest, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, after an extended illness. Mrs. Beard was a 1962 graduate of Edgerton High School, received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University in 1970, a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1989, and her Ph.D. in English with creative emphasis in 1996, both also from BGSU. She had a long career as an educator with 30 years in the Bowling Green school system, several years with Edgerton Local Schools, was a professor at numerous colleges including Northwest State Community College, Tri-State University, IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Defiance College, Terra Tech, Tiffin University, University of Findlay. She was a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and attended the Melbern United Methodist while residing in the Edgerton area.
Carole M. Beard was born on June 6, 1944, in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Hillis and Mary Fern (Clay) Fix.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori (Aaron) Wentling of Fairfield; two sons, Dan (Rachael) Beard of Weston and Robert (Denise) Beard of Celina, Kansas; five grandchildren, Ethan, Rachel, Samuel, Timothy and Bella; and one brother, Thomas E. (Kathy) Fix of Fayette, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Charles Beard, in 1993.
Private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, with graveside service the same day in Portage Cemetery, Portage, Ohio.
Krill Funeral Service, 860 W. Mulberry St., Bryan, Ohio, has been entrusted with arrangements.
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