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George Sheldon Bear

George Sheldon Bear

Male 1917 - 2000  (83 years)

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  • Name George Sheldon Bear 
    Born 20 Feb 1917  Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Sep 2000  Goodland, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 29 Sep 2000  Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63  Thompson
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2005 

    Father William Walter Bear,   b. 18 Dec 1890, Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1958, Brewster, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Bessie Mae Thompson,   b. 14 Jan 1889, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1963, Colby, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1910 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vivian Elaine McCall,   b. 22 Mar 1921, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1985, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1939  Russell Springs, Logan County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gary Sheldon Bear,   b. 06 Jul 1942, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1996, Goodland, Sherman, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Cinda Lou Bear
     3. Reberta Sue Bear
     4. Kermit L Bear
    Last Modified 6 May 2003 
    Family ID F221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos William and Bessie Bear's Children
    William and Bessie Bear's Children, Lorna in Back, and Lloyd, Voilet and George Bear. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    George Sheldon Bear
    George Sheldon Bear
    George Sheldon Bear

    Headstones
    Bear, George S
    Bear, George S
    BEAR, V Elaine 1921 - 1985, George S 1917 - 2000

  • Notes 
    • Obit for George S. Bear:
      George Sheldon Bear, 83,Goodland, a retired county employee,died Tuesday,Sept. 26, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Center in Goodland. He had lived there for three and a half years.
      He was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Thomas County, the son of Bessie(Thompson) and William Bear.
      He attended Garden Plains School, which was north of Brewster. As a young boy, he liked horses, football, baseball and feeding cattle.
      He graduated in 1936 from Brewster High School.
      After graduation, he went to California for a short time to work. He returned to Brewster to farm.
      He and Vivian Elaine McCall were married Sept. 23, 1939, in Russell Springs. They lived on a farm north of Brewster.
      He farmed until 1969, when the couple moved to Goodland. He worked at the Great Western Sugar Beet Factory for a short time. Then from 1973 to 1982, he worked for the Sherman County Highway Department.
      He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He taught his grandchildren how to play checkers and pool.
      He enjoyed visiting with friends, playing cards, bowling, fishing, camping, taking drives to the country and going on trips to get ice cream.
      His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Koons Chapel in Goodland with Pastor Jim Cress officiating. Burial will follow in the Brewster Cemetery.
      Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and before the service Friday at the chapel.
      Survivors include a son, Kermit L.Bear, Goodland; two daughters, Roberta S. Rehor, Goodland, and Cinda L. Speakman, Grand Junction, Colo.; a sister, Violet Miller, Colby; and five grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife in 1985; a son, Gary S. Bear, in 1996; his parents; a sister, Lorna Eicher; and a brother, Lloyd Bear.
      Memorials may be given to the George S. Bear Memorial Fund to be designated later and left at Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, Kan. 67735 or First National Bank, 202E. 11th, Goodland.


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