Thelma Beard Wyche

Published 6:00 am Friday, January 16, 2004

Services for Thelma Beard Wyche of Glenwood, Ill. are 11 a.m.,Monday, Jan. 19, at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church with burialin Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery. TylerFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 10-11 a.m., with family present, atthe church.

Mrs. Wyche, 60, died Jan. 12, 2004, at Hinsdale Hospital inHinsdale, Ill. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 31, 1943, toFrank Beard and Lucille Beard.

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Preceding her in death were her father; and her sister, FlorineOlive.

Survivors are her mother, Lucille Beard of Chicago, Ill.; herhusband, the Rev. Gearld E. Wyche of Glenwood, Ill.; her son,Victor Beard Payton of Waynesboro; her sisters, Ruth L. Young, OraL. Ward, Ellen A. Beard and Olivia B. Smith, all of Chicago, Ill.;her brothers, Lonnie B. Shannon of Chicago, Ill., John L. Shannonof Indianapolis, Ind., and James E. Beard of Lansing, Mich.; hergrandson, Shaun T. Adams of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces andnephews.