Biography of

Maude Washington Beard Ruckman


Born 23 Feb 1911, Culpeper, VA
Died 20 Mar 1966, Mountain View Cemetery
Married Lee Wellington Ruckman, 30 Jun 1934; b 10 Aug 1910 in VA; d Dec 1980

Maud Beard, the freshmen songbird.  Her music is the sweetest you have ever heard...

Maude Beard Ruckman was a director of nurses at the Denmar State Hospital in Beard, WV.


Children Born
Jane Callison Ruckman  

1925 Hillsboro High School Yearbook "The Echo" - Freshmen identified are Clarence Cochran, Harry Smith, Margie Pyles, Herbert Hill, George R. Moore, Maud Beard, Lina Browning, Arthur Gladwell, Helen Walton, Alda Newman, Edith Newman, Ethel Beard, Catherine Moore, Denleigh Collins, Monta Carlisle, Ozalia Alderman, Ethel May, Lawson Hill, Hollis Wade, Margaret McNeel, Charles Smith, Lee Payne, Harold Stillwell, Katherine Hiner, Elmita Rogers, Frank Beard, Willa Dorman, Eula C. May.



Obituary - Mrs. Lee Ruckman - Mrs. Maude Beard Ruckman, 65, died Sunday March 20, 1996, at her home in Beard.  Born at Auburn, Culpeper, Virginia on February 23, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Lee and Nettie Jane Callison Beard.   She was a member of the Marlinton Presbyterian Church and was a director of nurses at the Denmar State Hospital.  Her sister, Mrs. Lucy Fergusan, preceded her in death.  Survivors include her husband, Lee W. Ruckman; one daughter; Mrs. Jane Callison Curry of San Antonio, TX; one granddaughter, Laura Lee Curry; one sister; Mrs. A. W. Covington of Alexandria, Virginia, and one brother, Carl G. Beard of Charleston.   Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Fred W. Walker.  Burial was in the Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton.