Phyllis Beam Rickard

Phyllis Beam Rickard, 64, of Paron died Aug. 4, 2013, at home.
She was born and raised in Saline County. She graduated from Benton High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was a member of the Benton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was employed for several years at Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, Paron Public Schools, Benrock, District Court and Central Arkansas Development Council.
Phyllis was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her family was her life. She loved to travel especially to Branson. She loved music, singing and antiquing. She spent many years traveling with her husband and sons, following them on the pipeline and making a home for them wherever they went.
She was preceded in death by her father, E.W. "Dub" Beam of Benton; and a brother, Jesse D. Beam of Supply, N.C.
She is survived by her husband, Lannie C. Rickard; and two sons, Lannie Eric Rickard and Brent Aaron Rickard and wife Shawna; and three grandchildren, Jeremiah, Waylon and Anna, all of Paron; her mother, Ruth Beam; a brother, Bob Beam and wife Clara; a sister, Shirley Eidson and husband Maurice of Benton; and a sister, Sherry Polzin and husband Daniel of Paron.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Michael Wolford officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Bottom Cemetery Paron.
Scheduled to serve as pallbearers are Marc Nickolson, Harold Hunt, Brad Hunt, Danny Rickard, Jeremy Dodson and Tony Rickard.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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