|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 2009|
Clara M. (Gearhart) Ostrander, 75, of Albuquerque, N.M., and
formerly of Cherry Tree, stepped out of this life and into her eternal heavenly home on Friday, June 19, 2009. The daughter of Robert Franklin "Frank" and Freda M. (Spicher) Gearhart, she was born on March 6, 1934, in Cherry Tree. Mrs. Ostrander worshiped for a number of years at the Heights First Church of the Nazarene.
She was an employee of Sandia National Laboratory from 1955 to 1985. Mrs. Ostrander was a member of the Genealogy Society and the Hilltop Women's Golf Association, and was an avid quilter. She is survived by her son, Jeff Gearhart and wife Phyllis, of Oxford, Ohio; her two grandsons, Jeff Gearhart and wife Bethany, and Sam Gearhart; and her granddaughter, Anna Gearhart. Mrs. Ostrander is also survived by sisters Dorothy Berringer, of Commodore; Betty Bunch, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Kay Brocious and husband Charles, of Marion Center; and Sara Jane Payne and husband Roy, of Marietta, Ga.; her brother, Frank Gearhart, and wife of Sequin, Texas; and her sister-in-law, Rose Gearhart, of Cherry Tree; as well as many loving nieces; nephews; extended family; and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lurl Ostrander; and three brothers: John Gearhart; James "Ed" Gearhart; and Robert and wife Jo Gearhart. A 4 p.m. graveside funeral serv- ice followed by interment will be held Friday at the Montgomery Cemetery near Hillsdale. Pastor Lucas Vanderwarker will officiate.
The Indiana Gazette Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Robert Franklin Gearhart (1901 - 1981)
Freda Melsena Spicher Gearhart (1901 - 2007)
Lurl Stillman Ostrander (1925 - 2005)
Created by: Barbara Farlow
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
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