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Mary Ann Lear

Mary Ann Lear, 76, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 7:36 a.m. at her home in Upper Sandusky.
Mary Ann was born on Sept. 18, 1945, in Richwood, to Walter and Ivalou (Prater) Pfleider. She married David Lear Sr. on Dec. 7, 1963, at First Lutheran Church by the Rev. Charles Steward, having celebrated 58 years.
Surviving along with her husband are four children, David J. (Rita) Lear Jr., Mark (MaryLee) Lear, Jill (Ben) Stansbery and Christopher (Misty) Lear; grandchildren, Chad (Shannon) Lear, Nicole (Trevor) Harrod, Carrie (Heather) Lear, Samantha (Eric) Mason, Seth Lear, Kaylee Lear, Shane (Mikayla) Stansbery, Devon Hodgin, Dylan Michael, Ashley Michael, Riley Michael and Morgan Lear; and great-grandchildren, Anna Lee Lear, Remi Lear, Raiden Lear, Chase Harrod, Kiley Davis, Ashlyn Davis and Madison Davis.
Mary Ann is survived by four sisters, June Long, Betty Bear, Irma Shearer and Cathy Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Barbara Bryant, Walter “Bill” Pfleider and Robert Pfleider; a grandson, Jordan Stewart; and great-grandchildren, Conner and Elizabeth Stewart.
Mary Ann graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1963 and went on to receive her LPN from Marion Technical College in 1974. After her degree, she was active in the healthcare field for over 35 years, preferring geriatric settings, having worked at various facilities, including the Wyandot Manor, Fairhaven and the Carey Nursing Home.
Her main interest in life centered around her family and close friends. She enjoyed bowling, live concerts, gambling at casinos and trips around the U.S. including New York and Las Vegas.
Per her request, services will be private and will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund of the Wyandot County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center or Hospice of Wyandot Memorial and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH, 43351.
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