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Charles Milton Sears, son of John and Sarah Sears, was born in Kentucky March 17, 1868 and
passed away June 24, 1946, at the Monroe Hospital in Unionville, Mo.
When five years of age he came, with his parents to Iowa, and, with the exception of one
year when he lived in Missouri, he has spent his entire life in this community.
On May 14, 1899 he was married to Stella M. Martin and to this union six children three
sons and three daughters-were born. Mrs. Beulah Warren, Webster City Iowa, Melvin Sears,
Lineville, Leon Sears, Allerton, Mrs. Mabel McDougal, Clio, Neal Sears, Lineville and Mrs.
Rosa Overton, Rippey Iowa These with their mother were privileged to be with him at the
Others who mourn their loss are the nineteen grandchildren and his mother, Mrs. John
Sears of Wakita, Okla, who is 98 yers of age and has been bed-ridden for 10 years. Four
sisters Mrs. Laura Duncan, California, Mrs. Tessie Humphrey, Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Stella
Davis, and Mrs. Lovell of Wakita, Okla. two brothers, Ross and Neal, Leavenworth,
Mr. Sears was converted at Mt. Olive Church when a young man and all his life expressed
a desire to so live as to meet his Master in a better world and often admonished his
children to live honest, upright lives and to attend church. This was his last request to
Though he has been in bad health for a long time, his last illness was of short
duration. Everything was done for him that loving hands could do, but to no avail.
He will be greatly missed by his family, to whom he was ever kind and loving, and also
by a host of friends and neighbors who will long remember his many kind, neighborly acts.
"Like a ship that has left its mooring; And sails bravely out to sea, So someone dear
has sailed away In calm serenity. But there is a promise of a greater joy, Than earth can
have in store For God has planned a richer life, Beyond the unseen shore.
The Lineville Tribune