GIRARD — Clara G. Sears Pace, 87, of Girard, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in the Girard Medical Center in Girard.
She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Altamont a daughter of Howard and Kate (Alexander) George. She grew up and attended schools in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School.
She married Victor H. Sears on May 12, 1946, in Howard George’s home in Oswego. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1980. She married Francis Pace on April 30, 1997, in Hepler. He survives of the home. They lived at rural Hepler before moving to the West Ridge Retirement Community in Girard in 2009.
She retired from the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center in Parsons.
She was a member of the Sherman Baptist Church in Sherman and the Girard Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a lifelong Baptist and loved God and all her friends. She will be sadly missed.
Other survivors include a daughter, Janice L. Kirby and Jerry of McCune; two sons, Howard Sears and Karen of Edmond, Okla., and Victor Sears and Charlette of Lawton, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Judith Kruse and Chester of Hepler and Becky Eigenman of Topeka; two stepsons, John R. Koppa and Diane of Mayetta and George Koppa and Marsha of Fort Scott; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy J. Rasmussen; a great-grandson, Geramie Kirby; and three brothers.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Pastor Harold Groth officiating. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Sherman Baptist Church and these may be left at the funeral home, 518 W. St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com.