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V. Marietha Lenear

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

STERLING – V. Marietha Lenear, 94, beloved mother and grandmother, of Heritage Woods of Sterling, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Mrs. Lenear was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Princeton, Ind., the daughter of Jerry and Ruth (Crowder) Wilkins. She married Howard Lenear on Sept. 12, 1936, in Mount Carroll. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1989. Marietha was a member of Foursquare Church in Dixon.

Survivors include four sons, Donald (Linda) Lenear of Dixon, John Lenear of Dixon, Steve (Connie) Lenear of Rock Falls, and Jack (Stephanie) Lenear of Dewey, Ariz.; one daughter, Paula Lenear of Sterling; a special niece, Bonnie (Jerry) Miller of Bowling Green, Ky.; and numerous grandchildren.

Marietha was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Wilson, pastor of Foursquare Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established.

Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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