Emma Frances Orear, 85, of Marshall, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Marshall. Rev. Pam Sebastian will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gene Cornine, Robin Pummill, Trafton Shannon, Bert Shannon, Bryan Berlin and Don VanBuskirk. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Weislocher, Delmar R. Cornine, Bill Caton, Wayne Shannon, Bedford Knipschild and Alfred Hupp. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Longwood Cemetery in Pettis County. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or the charity of donor's choice.
Born Feb. 9, 1920, in Boone County, she was the daughter of the late James Lewis and Lena Browning Lewis. On Dec. 22, 1962, she married Cecil C. Orear Jr., who survives of the home. She was a graduate of Hickman High School and Stephens College. She had moved to Marshall in 1980, moving from St. Louis, and was an administrative assistant to the regional manager of the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshall, Pocahontas Golf Club and The Monday Club. She was a U.S. Navy Waves veteran of World War II and served in the Naval Headquarters in Washington.
Additional survivors include three nephews and two cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Lewis.