Deanna L. Beard, nee Sauerhage, 83, of Waterloo, IL, died May 8, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. She was born September 2, 1937, in Murphysboro, IL.
She is survived by her children Dr. Darryll (Ruth Ann) Beard, David (Mary) Beard, Ellen (Brad) Bode, and Cheryl (Michael) Pruss; grandchildren Graham (Kara Schulz) Beard, Dallas (Erin) Beard, Brittany (Kenneth) Brooks, Molly (Nathan) Krebel, David "DJ" (Stephanie) Beard, Thomas Beard, Makenzie (Nicholas Spihlmann) Wilson, Maxwell Pruss, and Ellen Pruss; great grandchildren Maverick and Macy Beard, Preston Brooks, Annalee, Henry, and Eleanor Krebel, and Hadleigh and Tripp Spihlmann; siblings Fred (Jackie) Sauerhage and Sonja Cheatham; and sister-in-law Joyce (Kenneth) Royer.
Deanna was preceded in death by her husband Adrian Beard Jr., whom she married March 15, 1956; parents George & Emma (nee Ticer) Sauerhage; siblings Lemoine Sauerhage and Sherman Sauerhage; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Her favorite times were when all of her kids and grand kids were together. She enjoyed volunteering for many years at the gift shop at Oak Hill Nursing Home. She spent many years helping with the grandchildren whenever and however she needed. She was an incredible, old-fashioned cook.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Christian Education Building Fund at Zoar United Church of Christ
4 PM to 8 PM Monday, May 10, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Tuesday at Zoar United Church of Christ
10 AM Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover, IL
Pastor R.J. Morgan officiating
Interment at Zoar Cemetery in New Hanover, IL