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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Anita Joan (Spear) Page, 74, of Bloomington, Ind., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.

Born June 9, 1930, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Fanchon (Mace) Spear and Harold Martin Spear.

She spent many years in Philadelphia and later graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1958.

She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State University) and then from Indiana University, maintaining a straight A record. She was awarded the Honour Francais Alliance medal and spoke and taught French and Spanish as well as many business education subjects.

She was a resident of Bell Trace Health and Living Center for the past 28 months.

Memberships included Delta Pi Epsilon, Bloomington West Lions Club, Monroe County Retired Teachers Association, Newcomers Club and St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She was a teacher in Flora, Ill., Crawfordsville, Ind., and Joliet, Ill. She had worked as a secretary in the Journalism Department at Indiana University and was a pioneer in the design and use of language labs at school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both Clay County residents; and a brother, Charles Darwin Spear, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, J. Patrick Page, whom she married Dec. 26, 1961, in Tenth St. United Methodist Church, Indianapolis; a son, Benjamin Scott Page, of Schaumburg, Ill.; a daughter, Rebecca Susan Burton, of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; and many extended family members.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Day Funeral Home Chapel at Bloomington with the Rev. Frank VanAllen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4201 W. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47404.