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Gettie P. Lear

October 15, 1913 July 22, 2013
Gettie P. Lear
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GETTIE PEARL LEAR was born on October 15, 1913 in Pittsburg, Missouri. She was the daughter of Edward and Elvira (Luttrell) Floyd and was one of ten children. On October 19, 1929 in Hermitage, Missouri, Gettie married Royal Marshall Lear and to this union ten children were born. Gettie and Royal lived in many places across the country and their first two children Stanley and Lionel were born in Missouri. They later moved to Ihlen, Minnesota where six children were born: Ramona, Royal Jr., Shirley, Audrey, Marshall, and Bettie. Gettie and Royal then moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and gave birth to their ninth child, Barbra. Later, they moved to Pipestone, Minnesota where they gave birth to their tenth child, Mary Lou.

Gettie worked many years in the clothes cleaning business in Utah. Gettie was always very proud to talk about her exceptional, intelligent and beautiful children and grandchildren. Her son Lionel always said, 'If you want a good recommendation, just call my MOTHER.' Gettie always considered her children's spouses as if they were her own children.

She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Stanley Lear and his wife Velma of Humansville, MO, and Marshall Lear and his wife Neu of Riverton, UT, her five daughters, Ramona Weinkauf of Jasper, MN, Shirley and Dr. Evan Mangelson of Lehi, UT, Audrey and David Paulson of Orem, UT, Bettie and Roger Wright of Wheatland, MO, and Mary and George Mecham of St. George, UT; two daughters-in-law, Rita Lear of Slayton, MN and Arlene Lear of Humansville, MO; one son-in-law, Paul Bryner of Spring City, UT; 45 grandchildren, Steve, Kim, Justin, Shanda, Don, Pam, Deb, Brad, Jerry, Greg, Stacy, Bruce, Jeanine, Janese, Cindy, Lori, Mike, Kristie, Amy, Mathew, David, Trinyan, Ntanya, Leif, Kjrsten, Patrick, Doug, Jeff, Misty, Jason, Tammy, Shelly, Terry, Lisa, Andrew, Nathan, Rachel, Sarah, Rebekah, Lance, Terra, Tiffany, Ty, Sabra, and Brook; 120+ great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, friends and her church family.

Gettie was preceded in death by her husband, Royal Marshall Lear; her parents, Edward and Elvira Floyd; two sons, Lionel Lear and Royal Jr. Lear, a daughter, Barbra Bryner; three grandchildren, McKay Mangelson, Brandi Lear, and Dennis Weinkauf; a great-grandson, Justin Weinkauf; 7 brothers, Leonard, Bill, Nycus, Noah, Wrinkle, George and Obie Floyd; two sisters, Mary Katherine and her twin sister, Retta; and a son-in-law, Duane Weinkauf.

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5:00 PM 7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/25/2013 7:00:00 PM
Butler Funeral Home

407 E. Broadway
Bolivar, MO 65613

Butler Funeral Home
407 E. Broadway Bolivar 65613 MO
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Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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