Mary K. Bevard, age 56, of Elwood, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at her home.   She was born in North Platte, Nebraska on June 4, 1959 to James L. & Marilyn (Dorram) Parrish. 

She attended school at North Platte High School and graduated with the class of 1977. She would then start working for Monroe Manufacturing in Cozad, Nebraska. She married Rick Bevard and to this union two children were born; Mindy and Ryan. They would later divorce. She would move to Ogallala, Nebraska and work as a bookkeeper for McDonald’s before going back to school at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte to get her degree in HVAC. She would then work for Hotel Pawnee Assisted Living as activities director for a number of years. In 2010, she would move to Elwood, Nebraska. She enjoyed seeing her grandchildren, collecting teddy bears, casino trips, and has had a special relationship with Brent Garcia of Johnson Lake, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her life partner Brent Garcia of Johnson Lake, Nebraska

                                         Daughter: Mindy & husband Eli Fichtner of Kearney, Nebraska

                                                   Son: Ryan Bevard of Aurora, Colorado

                                             Brother: James Parrish of North Platte, Nebraska

                                 Grandchildren: Dylan, Addie, & Ellie.

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Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 5 PM until 7 PM at the Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska and prior to the service at the Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 2 PM at Elwood Funeral Home in Elwood, Nebraska with Pastor Phyllis Dunlop, officiating.  Interment will be at the Elwood Cemetery, at Elwood, Nebraska. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.