Dennis Wayne "Beardy" Beard, 53, of West Union, IL passed away 9:17 PM Monday, June 11, 2012 in the emergency room of Union Hospital at Terre Haute, IN. He worked with Plasterers and Cement Masons Local #143 out of Champaign, IL. He was born July 18, 1958 at Terre Haute, IN, the son of Wayne and Betty Kasemeyer Beard. He married Tina McKee on March 15, 2012 at West Union, IL. Surviving are his wife, Tina; his mother, Betty Beard of Marshall, IL; five sisters, Linda Claypool of Marshall, IL, Beverly "Bea" Cornwell of West Union, IL, Betty Jo Forsythe of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Deb Harper of Marshall, IL and Tammy Remlinger of Marshall, IL; a brother, Brent Beard of Terre Haute, IN and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a member of the Brick United Methodist Church of West Union and was a graduate of Marshall High School. He was a member of the Clark Co. Democrat Organization and was currently serving as a Democratic Precinct Committeeman. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his enjoyment of being around others. Services in honor of his life will be 10:30 AM Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, IL with Pastors Jack Daughtery and Jim Harper officiating as well as any others who would like to share a special memory of "Beardy". Visitation will be 4-8 PM Friday and 7:00 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Clark Co. Democratic Central Committee.