Patsy R. Sears, 83, of Huber Heights, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 31, 2017. She was born April 22, 1934 in the coal town of Highsplint in Harlan, Ky., the daughter of Joseph Sargent and Geneva Hope Sargent.
Patsy was a true coal miner's daughter and stayed especially connected to her Appalachian heritage. She grew up in Keavy near Corbin, where she met the love of her life, Albert Sears Jr. and in 1951 they married in Liberty, Ind., near Chanute Air Force Base where their military lives began.
After 20 years of traveling the countryside, and having three children, Patsy and family settled in Dayton, where she began working at General Motors. Patsy was very accomplished and never stayed idle. While working at G.M. during the 1970s, she enjoyed buying and selling houses, managed a small business, and owned a small corner grocery store called "Patsy's Carry Out. The corner store building still stands and is now an attractive structure in Dayton's Oregon District.
After retiring, Patsy thoroughly enjoyed taking trips with friends, quilting, and spending time with family.
Patsy is survived by a brother, Jim Sargent; two daughters, Elaine Bryant and Linda Tyree; three granddaughters, Leah (Chad) Rumbarger, Theresa (Christian) Gines, Georgia, and Tina Bryant. Patsy also leaves behind three great-grandchildren and many other cherished friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Sears; husband, Albert; sister, Betty Mobley; brother, Jay Sargent, and son-in-law, Ivan Tyree.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held on Monday at 12 noon in the funeral home with Pastor Craig Grammer officiating.
Burial will follow in Dayton National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Easter Seals Adult Day Center, Springfield Ohio. www.littletonandrue.com.
Published on August 4, 2017