|NORTON - Leslie Clay Sears, 79, went home to be
with the Lord on June 15, 2006.|
He was born March 25, 1927, in Nicut, W. Va., to
Clay and Seretha (King) Sears. He married
Kathleen Houchin on July 14, 1951. A loving
husband, father, grandfather, and great-
grandfather, he had been a resident of Norton
since 1961. He retired from East Ohio Gas in 1987
with 30 years of service. He enjoyed bluegrass
music, his second home in West Virginia, and
spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian
Sears; brother, Darius Sears; and his parents. He
is survived by wife of 55 years, Kathleen Sears
of Norton; children, Donna (Greg) Stine, David
(Irene) Sears, Sherry (Rick) Bechter, Lowell
(Linda Yeager) Sears, and Darlene (Dave) Lawson;
grandchildren, Eric (Diana) Bechter, Jason
Bechter, Michael (Amanda) Sears, Matthew Sears,
Dana (Michelle) Lawson, Greg (Crystal) Lawson,
Kyle Sears, Amy (Carl) Preusser; great-
grandchildren, Trystian Lawson, Skyler Lawson,
Natalie Bechter; sisters, Mary Eakins, Olena
(Mickey) Pyle, Delores (Ray) Church; and
brothers, Dorsey (Mary) Sears, Delbert (Jean)
The family would like to extend a special thanks
to Denise Lyons and Hospice.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 20, at 11
a.m., at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N.
Portage St., Doylestown, with Pastor William
Moore officiating. Burial at Chestnut Hill
Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home, and Tuesday from 10
a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358
Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333.