Gladys M. Spears, 96, Coffeen
Gladys M. Spears, 96, of Coffeen and formerly of Fillmore, died at 5:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Spears was born on Oct. 17, 1911, in Butler, the daughter of Henry and Cora Pickerill Brown. She married Elbert Keith Spears on Jan. 18, 1932, in Montgomery County; he died on Aug. 7, 1998.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Carl Spears and his wife Darline of Coffeen; daughter, Janet and her husband Roger Blankenship of Nokomis; sister, Audra Toberman of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.