Marian E. Sears, 95, of Cherokee, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2012 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Marian was born on July 7, 1917 at Galva to Jesse and Laura (Jensen) Herron. She graduated from Galva High School in 1936. She was married to Cecil Sears on June 30, 1937 at Mapleton. She enjoyed raising her four children and helping out with the work on the farm. Marian was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church where she was active in church circles and a faithful volunteer. She had been a resident of Cherokee since 1974 and prior to this lived on a farm in Pilot Township. She had many hobbies, including sewing teddy bears, crafts, ceramics, garage sales, and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cecil on Aug. 24, 1979, an infant son, one brother Francis Herron and his wife Blanche, a sister Marcella Herron, and a sister in infancy.
She is survived by her four children: Gerald (Nancy) Sears of Cherokee; James Sears of Denver, Colo.; Dorothy (Paul) McGee of Cherokee; Carol (Don) Fiser of Quimby; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren: Allan (Janette) Sears and children Kelsey and Colin of Cleghorn; Christina Sears and friend Ryan and children Hanna, Cody and Connor of Cherokee; Jeffrey (Paula) Sears and children Ryan and Braydon of Solon; Janna Sears and friend Val of Washta; Denise Sears and friend Roger May and children Anthony, Aaron and Taylar of Council Bluffs; Lori (Brian) McIntosh and children Zachary and Carson of Ocoee, Fla.; Sonya (Bill) Warrender and children Alexis and Evan of Des Moines; Malinda Fiser and children Myranda and Sheldyn of Sioux City; a sister-in-law Patricia Sears of Normal, Ill.