Jerry Wayne Shears, 63, Mindenmines, Mo., passed away Wednesday July, 11, 2012, at his home.
Jerry was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Iola to Robert and Patsy Burris Shears.
He was a self-employed construction worker, specializing in drywall and painting. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Leon Shears and Robert Lyle Shears.
He is survived by sons George Shears, Mulberry, and Pete Hall, Fort Scott; daughters Tracy Depoe, Winfield, and Julila Shears, Great Bend; brothers, Richard Dean Shears, Clay Center, and Bryan Kelly Shears, St. Paul; sisters, Kay “Eva” Carnahan, Lawrence, Rebecca May Shears, Iola, and Cheryl Sue Riebel, LaHarpe.
A memorial service for family and friends is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at Neosho Falls Park.
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