Monday, February 26, 2018

Janice Ruth McLear (February 19, 2018)

Janice Ruth McLear, age 93, of Greenville, Ohio, and formerly of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 3:55 PM at Brookdale of Greenville. She was born on September 4, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Lester & Florence Agler Geeting.

Ruth is survived by her children, Ronald McLear of Durham, NC, Robert McLear of Greenville, and Patricia McLear of Greenville; grandchildren, Justin McLear of Morganton, NC, Aaron (Amelia) McLear of San Francisco, CA, Adam (Sara) McLear of Tarpon Springs, FL, Jared (Mary) McLear of Greenville, and Walker McLear of Charlotte, NC; great grandchildren, Mollie, Ella, Emily, Maverick, and Declan McLear; sister, Iris (Geeting) Hathaway of Greenville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell McLear; son, Charles McLear; sister, Margaret Miller Drew; and brother, Wayne Geeting.

Ruth was a member of EUM Church in Greenville and was a nurse for 40 years, the majority of those years at Wayne Hospital. She loved growing flowers, gardening, making butterscotch pies for her grandchildren, and taking bus trips with Patricia after the death of her husband Lowell. She also enjoyed meeting with former colleagues from Wayne Hospital.

A service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Greenville City Park, PO Box 11, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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