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Mary M. Schear


Mary M. Schear, age 102, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness.  She was born in Canton, Ohio on January 12, 1915, the daughter of the late J.P. and Pansy Manos.  Mary graduated from McKinley High School, Class of ’32, and attended Kent State University. On May 29, 1937 she married Paul L. Schear and together they shared 67 wonderful years of marriage. With Paul, she owned J.P. Manos/Schear Printing Co. until retirement in 1978.  A devoted wife, a loving mother to her three children, James (Sharon) Schear, Kathi Schear, and the late Linda Schear Schultz and the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Mary was an active member of Cavalry Presbyterian Church for over 75 years and a past matron of Eastern Star. An avid bowler, golfer and sports enthusiast (Go Indians!). She has made thousands of baby hats for Aultman Hospital, the Cancer Society and quilts for the Red Cross.  For information regarding her private ceremony, please contact Forest Hills Cemetery in Canton, Ohio at 330-499-7353. The family suggests memorials be made to the Shrine Crippled Children’s Fund c/o Al Koran Shrine Temple, 1000 E. Edgerton Rd., Broadview Hts, OH 44147.

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