Mount Vernon News
  • John R. Spears

  • December 17, 2010

MARENGO — John R. Spears, 73, of Marengo, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Morrow County Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born May 4, 1937, in Coolville to the late Russel John and Freda Faye (Westfall) Spears. John was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver for Waste Management. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Morrow County Antique Tractors and Equipment Association.

Survived by his wife of 39 years, Katherine (Betar) Spears; son, Edward (Misty) Spears of Marengo; daughter, Ann (Eric) Hertz of Mount Gilead; six grandchildren, Ryan, Tristin, Preston, Antoinette, Lindsey, Jason; three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jaylin, Andrew; sisters, Audrey, Lucy, Jean; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by son, John P. Spears, in July 2010.

Private services for the family will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Marengo. Condolences may be expressed at

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