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Mary Catherine Shearer, Russell County, KY (1931-2014)

She was a former employee of Russell Sportswear. She was a native of Jefferson County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Walter & Ethel Marie Newton Wise and the widow of Herlon Shearer. She leaves 17 direct living descendants.
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Mary Catherine Shearer, 83, of Jamestown, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Somerwoods Nursing & Rehab Center in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Mary Catherine Shearer will be 1pmCT, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating. Visitation after 5pmCT, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Burial will be in the Shearer Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Cody Grant, James Gordan, Jimmy Grant, James Oakes, Larry Jeffries, and Chris Hites.

Mary Catherine Shearer, Russell County, KY (1931-2014)

She was born Saturday, April 4, 1931 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Walter & Ethel Marie Newton Wise. She died Saturday, December 27, 2014, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 83 years, eight months, and 23 days.

She was a former employee of Russell Sportswear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded inn death by her husband, Herlon Shearer; three children, Linda Ann Hites, Richard Wayne Hites, and Terrence Lee Hites.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three children: Mary Margaret Hale, Russell Springs, KY; Priscilla Riggins, Jamestown, KY; and Sherlon Grant, Columbia, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • Eight great grandchildren
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The Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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