Jeanette Beard, 84, of Elgin, passed away on February 5, 2016. She was born on July 21, 1931 to the loving parents of Fredrick and Anna Yurs.

She was a life-long resident of the Elgin area. Jeanette was actively involved with Homemakers and The Lioness Club, who named her their Woman of the Year in 1982.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Virgil, and eleven of her twelve siblings.

Visitation will be at Abiding Peace Lutheran Church, 9N976 S Randall Road, Elgin, 60123, on Thursday February 18, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with a brief memorial service starting at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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