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Patsy R. Sears, of Huber Heights, Ohio, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 31st 2017. She was born April 22, 1934 in the coal town of Highsplint in Harlan, Kentucky, and is the daughter of Joseph Sargent and Geneva Hope Sargent. Patsy grew up in Keavy near Corbin, Kentucky where she met the love of her life, Albert Sears Jr. and in 1951 they married in Liberty, Indiana near Chanute Air Force Base where their military lives began. Both Patsy and Albert loved military life. After 20 years of traveling the countryside, and having three children, Patsy and family settled in Dayton, Ohio 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. Patsy also owned and operated 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, cooking, listening to music, and reading. She was a true coal miner’s daughter and stayed especially connected to her Appalachian heritage.

Patsy is survived by one brother, Jim (Nancy) Sargent of Cincinnati Ohio; two daughters, Elaine Bryant of Savannah, Georgia and Linda Tyree (Susie) of Springfield, Ohio; granddaughters, Leah (Chad) Rumbarger of Dayton; Theresa (Christian) Gines of Savannah, Georgia, Tina Bryant of Savannah, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cate Rumbarger of Dayton; Christian Gines II of Savannah. Patsy also leaves behind many other cherished relatives and special friends, Alex Gamber and Ann Baker. Patsy is preceded in death by her son, Michael Sears; husband, Albert (Al); sister, Betty Mobley; brother, Jay Sargent, and son-in-law, Ivan Tyree.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2-4 pm in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will held on Monday at 12 pm 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 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503





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Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Dayton National Cemetery

4100 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45427


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