Mary L. Spears, 89, of Belding, passed away Monday morning, March 2, 2020 at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center in Zeeland. Mary was born on December 27, 1930 in Huntington, West VA, the daughter of Elmer J. and Nancy E. (Davis) Scarbery.
She was a long time member of Ashley Baptist Church, Belding. She had moved recently to Zeeland to be closer to her family. Mary enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing and gardening. She had a strong faith and a love of the Lord and was blessed with a long Christian life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mary married Clarence Spears Jr. on March 27, 1948 in Ona, West VA and he preceded her in death on May 18, 2017 she was also preceded by her parents, a daughter in infancy and her siblings; Pearl, Lucille, Melvin, Ivan, Kelson, Earl, George and Paul. Mary is loved and survived by her children; Linda (Bill) Krause of Greenville, Ellen Kellogg of Colorado Springs, CO, Louise Spears of Big Rapids, Gary (Liz) Spears of Grand Rapids, Paula (Mike) Volkers of Zeeland, Clara (Dave) Hippensteel of Howard City and Gloria Dallas of Grand Rapids, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday March 6, 2020 at Ashley Baptist Church, Belding with Dr. David A. Oliver officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at church. Private interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids. Memorials may be given to Ashley Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at church or the funeral home.
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