Food Culinary 15

Vera F Sears

March 27, 1925 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 96)


Vera Fern Sears, 96, of Eldorado Township, Illinois passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in Hancock County, Illinois.
She was born on March 27, 1925 near Marietta, Illinois to Archie Vere and Nola Fern Havens Reedy. She married Gerald L. Sears in 1944. He passed away on January 30, 2022. 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jerry Sears and Rodney Sears and one great-grandchild.
Vera is survived by one son, Lyle (Connie) Sears of Adair; daughter-in-law, Dot Sears-Boyd; grandchildren, Dean (Schuyler) Sears, David (Laura) Sears, Samantha (Thom) Schroer, Jara Ausbury, Jay (Chris) Sears, Jerry (Megan) Sears, Donnie (Sue) Sears, Michelle (Mike) Carry and Roger (Lindsey) Sears; 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Vera, who’s nickname was “Toughy” was the “Rock” of her family. When someone expressed their concerns, she would always look at them and say, “No news is good news.” She always knew when anyone was trying to feed her a line of nonsense, and she would call you out on it, if she saw fit.
She loved watching game shows and sports like baseball and football.
Vera did all the book-keeping for the Sears Sawmill. She also helped at the sawmill and on the farm when she could. At one point she had over 100 chickens and sold eggs. When fixing a meal, it wasn’t just for two, it was enough to feed an army. Breakfast was eggs and bacon. “Dinner call, for one and all” and supper was always meat and potatoes.
Vera loved to tend the garden and grow as much food as she could to keep her family fed. She loved going to the Mississippi River and watching the bald eagles while having a picnic. Most of all, she loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.
Vera was born two days before Gerald, and she passed two days after he did. Vera and Gerald their whole lives together.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February12, 2022 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Mike Ulmer officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chockley Cemetery East of Industry.
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