Mary J. Spear 1930-2018

WARREN — Mary Jean Spear, 87, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 1, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Jean was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Dunbar, Pa., a daughter of the late Michael and Violet Nelis.

She was a 1948 graduate of Dunbar High School. Shortly after high school, she married the love of her life, Clarence Spear in 1950 and had three children.

She was a proud homemaker for her husband and children. She enjoyed bowling in leagues, playing Bingo, playing the organ, and was an avid sports fan; especially for the Cleveland Browns and Indians. She loved spending time with family and going on camping trips with everyone.

Mary Jean will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Clarence Spear of Warren; her children, Lynn Davidson of Warren, Michael (Nancy) Spear of Warren and Barry (Karen Black) Spear of Warren; two grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Davidson, and Leslie Mahan; and a great-grandson, Evan Johnson. She also will be missed by her brother, Edward Nelis; and her sisters, Ruth Ann Kelly and Doloris Rankin.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Mickey Nelis.

A private memorial service will be held for Mary Jean at a later date, and arrangements were entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Southern Care Hospice of Youngstown.

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