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Mary Spear


Mary E. Spear, 92, Parker City, Ind., formerly of Farmland, Ind., died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Parker Health Care in Parker City, Ind. 

    She was born November 16, 1919, in Kendallville, to Milton and Sylvia (Itt) Heltzel. 

    She was a homemaker all of her life. 

    She was married August 20, 1946 to Robert J. Spear.  He preceded her in death in 1977. 

    Surviving are one daughter, Nancy and Randy Cox, Cape Cod, Mass.; one son, Robert D. Spear, Kenner, La.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Foy M. Heltzel, Sturgis, Mich.; and one sister, Donna B. Davis, Perrysburg, Ohio. 

    She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph, Dallas and George Heltzel, and two sisters, Marie Wallace and Welcome Pankop. 

    Graveside services were held Sunday, July 15, at Woodruff Cemetery, LaGrange. 

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral 

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange was in charge of arrangements.