Barbara Mears

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara J. Mears, 67, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Nov. 18, 1939, at Carterville, Ill., daughter of Alec and Reba Bollinger Gladden.

Mears worked as a CNA for several nursing homes and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Peoria, Ill.

Survivors include her mother; two sons, Greg Kohl of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Danny Blair of Jackson; a daughter, Teresa Kohl of Sedgewickville; a sister, Shirley Runion of Carbondale, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, two sons and a daughter.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of the arrangements.