|Betty Mear, age 87, of Altona, Illinois, died at 1:15 A.M. on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on April 25, 1923 in Princeville, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Viola Carney Fry. She married Ernest Ray Mear on August 25, 1951 in Kewanee, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 23, 1988.
Surviving are one son, Charles (Sue) Willison of Altona, Illinois; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Wilma) Fry of Dunlap, Illinois and two sisters, Donna (Richard) Komp of Brimfield, Illinois and Sandy Rearden of Ft. Myers, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She was raised and educated in Princeville, Illinois and attended Liberty Beautician School in Peoria, Illinois. She was a homemaker and worked as a beautician in Peoria and Kewanee, Illinois. She was a member of the United Church of Altona and the Walnut Grove Senior Citizens.
Cremation Rites will be accorded.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, Illinois. Pastor David Pyell officiating. There will be no Visitation. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Altona or the Ransom Public Library, both in Altona, Illinois.
Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Oneida, Illinois in charge of arrangements.
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