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Cora Bearden

July 11, 1958 — January 19, 2019

Cora Yvonna Bearden, 60, of Chillicothe, MO passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO

Cora was born July 11, 1958 in Cameron, MO the daughter of Carl Centennial Brelsford and Ada Irene Pierson Brelsford. She was a graduate of Cameron High School and the nursing program at North Central Missouri College.

She worked for several years as a corrections officer at Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Cora married Kim Bearden in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He survives of the home.

She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church in Cameron and enjoyed flower gardening, hunting & fishing, and woodworking. She liked horses and playing bingo. Cora loved her dog, Chai, and especially enjoyed spend time with her friends and family.

Cora is survived by her husband, Kim; daughters, Buffy McKenny of Trenton, MO;  Robin Swanson of Chillicothe; and Camille Herrold of Rogersville; her mother Ada Edwards of Maryville, MO; several grandchildren;  brothers and several sisters.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl and a brother, Sam.

A Celebration of Life, in honor of Cora, will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Simpson Park in Chillicothe at 12:00 Noon.

Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery, Polo MO.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says:

“There, she is gone!”

“Gone Where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she in just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size in in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

Cora Bearden….. January 19, 2019

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