Martha J. Beard, 100, of Kindred Place, Annville died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 in Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Beard who died in 1983.
Born in Lemoyne on October 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A., Sr. and Zelma P. Dasher Bomgardner. She retired as the school nurse from the Palmyra School District and was also the Lebanon County School Nurse who traveled to all the Lebanon County Schools. She was very proud of being a school nurse.
Martha was a 1937 graduate of Palmyra High School and a 1940 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She was a member of Palm Lutheran Church, Palmyra, a member and Worthy Matron and Deputy Grand Matron of the Palmyra Chapter of the Order the Eastern Star.
Surviving is a daughter, Nancy, wife of Peter Valtos, of Moosic Lake, three grandchildren, Kathy Bucher, Jennifer Valtos-Kakareka, and Robert Valtos, and seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Andrew Bucher, Peter, Stephen, and James Valtos, and Madeline and Hannah Kakareka. She was the last of her immediate family and was proceeded in death by a brother Samuel A. Bomgardner, Jr. and two sisters Betty Jane Bomgardner, and Josephine Dasher Fischer.
Funeral service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Philadelphia Foundation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Fund, P.O. Box 826728, Philadelphia, PA 19182-6728 in her memory.