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Lyman Franklin Bears, son of Lyman Everly and Elvira Booth Bears, was born MArch 4 1884 at Blue Rapids, Kansas, and passed away at Nevada, Mo, July 11 1958 at the age of 74 years, four months and seven days.
He was married to Grace Moore December 25 1923. To this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband and father. He was saved when he was a young man, and raised his children up in a Christian home.
His wife, one child, and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Robert Bears of Buckner, Mo, three daughters, Mrs Lavene Still and Mrs Lois Quick, of Kansas City, Kans., and Mrs Lulu Poynter of Blythedale; 12 grandchildren, two brothers, two half-sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.
He has taken his long last journey
On that beautiful ship called Rest,
Away from this world of sorrow
Into the land of the blest.
We have only the memory, dear Dad,
To treasure the whole world through,
But it's sweetness will last forever
As we cherish these memories you."
Services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Cainsville Assembly of God Church, the Rev. H.F. Foley, Belton, Mo officiating, assisted by the Rev. Henry Robertson, pastor.
Mrs Violet Ellsworth and Mrs Charlotte Ellsworth, accompanied at the piano by Mrs Claud Phillips, sang "In The Garden", "HAven of Rest", and "Beyond The Sunset".
Pallbearers were Paul Bears, Walter Booth, Rev. Ramon Booth, Robert Bears, Hurston Bears, and Rev. Wayne Thogmartin.
Burial was in the Zoar Cemetery with E.J. Stoklasa in charge.
Card of Thanks
Mere words cannot fully express our warm and sincere thanks to the many friends, relatives and neighbors for the beautiful flowers, and cards at this our time of bereavement. Special note of thanks to Rev. Foley and Rev. Robertson, the singers, pallbearers, and Stoklasa Funeral Home.