Rebecca Lynn McNew Beard, July 5, 1967 — Oct. 2, 1999

Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 5:36 p.m. CDT

Rebecca Lynn McNew Beard, 45, of Columbia, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on May 30, 2013.

Rebecca was born July 5, 1967, in St. Louis, MO. to Larry Lee McNew and Karen Olga Eliason McNew. She and Jack Beard were united in marriage October 2, 1999, in Columbia, MO. Jack survives.

Rebecca was an animal lover and was the owner of five loyal pets. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and traveling with her husband, Jack. Rebecca also loved to fish, even if all she could catch was a stick. She enjoyed watching sci-fi made for TV type movies. She was extremely gifted in working with children and the developmentally disabled. Rebecca loved spending quality time with her family and was especially fond of her five nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, Rebecca is also survived by two brothers Larry McNew(wife Danna) of Pell City, AL, and Jimmy McNew(fiancé Melissa) of Drury, MO, her mother Karen McNew, five nieces and nephews Brandon, Morgan, Meagan, Kaitlyn, and James McNew, and five furry companions.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her father Larry McNew.

Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home Monday June 3, 2013, 1:00PM-2:00 PM with memorial service following immediately after at 2:00PM.

Memorial donations can be made to Coyote Hill, 9501 W Coyote Hill Rd Harrisburg, MO 65256.

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