Ezma M (Bewley) Pears

Born: Mon., Jul. 2, 1928
Died: Wed., May 1, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 03, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 04, 2013

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Ezma M. Pears, 84, formerly of Hermitage, passed away peacefully following a brief illness11:22 am on Wednesday May 1, 2013 in Lake Vista Nursing Home Cortland, OH.  
Ezma was born on July 2, 1928 to James and Alberta (Mullen) Bewley in Sharon, PA. She graduated from Sharon High School class of 1946. Ezma worked in housekeeping for Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital. She also worked for Bell Telephone and L & L Laundromat and Dry Cleaner. On September 18, 1954 she married the late Robert F. Pears who passed away May 5th, 1981.
She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was also a member of Sharon VFW Post 1338, Ladies Auxiliary, was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary, Girl Scout Leader, and was a Sunday school teacher at St. Johns, volunteered at the Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital. Ezma enjoyed crossword puzzles, her pet dogs and cats, reading, and flower gardening.
Ezma is survived by her 3 daughters - Mary Jo Pears of Franklin, PA, Deb (Matthew) Ray of Colebrook, OH, Roberta Pears of Hermitage, PA; sister - Bertha Bewley of Sharon, PA; granddaughter - Olivia Ray; grandson - Joey Ray; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by father, James Bewley, mother, Alberta Bewley, husband, Robert F. Pears, brother, Jesse Bewley, and brother, James "Fred" Bewley.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 03, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1:00 pm at the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home, Hermitage, PA, with Father Adam Trambley, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lake Vista of Courtland, OH for their kindness and care during Ezma’s brief stay.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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Robin Elaine Bowman
   Posted Thu May 02, 2013
I will always remember Ezma as sweet and humerous. My thoughts are with the entire family.

Ickes Family
   Posted Thu May 02, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pears family at this time.

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