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Rosemary E. "Jean" Stearley

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Rosemary E. "Jean" Stearley, 90, Brazil, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Jan. 6, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a short illness.

She was born in Clay County, Dec. 13, 1918, to Daniel and Myrtle (Blair) Fisher.

Jean graduated from Staunton High School as the class president. She worked in the Clay County Treasurers office and later for Columbia Records in Terre Haute.

She married Glenn E. Stearley Jan. 18, 1941. He preceded her in death Feb. 3, 1996. She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and the women's guild. As a young lady she played softball at Forest Park and later in life enjoyed playing sports with her grandchildren.

In her free time she enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, quilting and spending time with family and friends. She will be forever remembered as "the Pie Lady"

She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Myrtle Fisher, husband Glenn, infant son Randy Von Stearley, sisters Dorothy Skene and Eunice Turner, and brothers Carl Fisher and Curtis Fisher.

Survivors include her children Shari Sinders and husband Paul, Clay City, Gregg Stearley, Brazil, Kathy Bell and husband Marvin, Brazil and Brad Stearley, Brazil, grandchildren: Annette Ream and husband Doug, Center Point, Chip Sinders and fiancÚ Vanessa Green. Washington D.C., Natalie Wolfe and husband Tony. Clay City, Bethany Stoelting and husband Nathan. Center Point, Justin Sinders and wife Rachel, Indianapolis, Candace Forkner and husband Larry, Savannah, Ga., Christina Stearley and fiancÚ Matt Murphy, Savannah, Bryan Bell and wife Holly, Staunton, Chad Bell and wife Jennifer, Brazil, great-grandchildren Alexandria Wolfe, Hunter Wolfe, Demi Wolfe, Jenna Ream, Callie Ream, Logan Stoelting, Sam Forkner, Ashlynn Forkner, Bry Bell, Tori Armstrong, Jase Armstrong, Brody Bell, Bailey Bell, and Josiah Bell, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, in Brazil, Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at St. Johns Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday Jan. 9, 2008, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.