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Elizabeth S. Gearhart

Published: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 11:47 a.m. CDT

Elizabeth S. (Herwehe) Gearhart, 99, of Newton died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her in Park Centre in Newton.

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Good Samaritan Fund at Park Centre may be left at the funeral home. Memorials also may be mailed to the funeral home; add, Attn: Gearhart Family on the envelope.     

Survivors include her children, Dr. Lenly (Lynn) Gearhart of Wilsonville, Ore., and Merryll Van Weelden of Newton; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Francis in 1987; daughter, Vivian Hawthorne; son-in-law, Robert Van Weelden; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Vera Hancock, and Thelma Ammons.

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