Mary E. Mears, age 85, longtime New Haven resident died peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL. Mary was born in Omaha, IL on February 21, 1924 to the late Charles and Audria (Pearce) Satterfield. In Benton, Mo on May 20, 1942 she married Hallas Mears who preceded her in death. Mary was a homemaker and her life was her family, she was a good wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed.
Mary is survived by, 1 son, Wayne (Janet) Mears, of Anna, Il, 2 daughters, Lavonne (Clarence) Aldridge of Carmi, IL, and Dorothy (Donnie) Buntin of Pecks, IL. She is also survived by 1 brother, Charles Satterfield of Indiana, 2 sisters, Ruth Thomas of Carmi, Il and Faye Satterfield of Norris City, Il. 2 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, her husband and 2 sons, Paul and Kenny Mears and 1 grandson.
A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Rev. Mike Fields will officiate and those attending should go directly to the cemetery. Cox & Son funeral home in New Haven is in charge of arrangements.