Katherine B. Wear
Katherine B. "Kay" Wear, 101, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at the church. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Katherine was born on June 22, 1918, in Moline, IL, the daughter of Oscar and Frieda (Johnson) Larson. In 1943, Kay married Harold Wear in El Paso, TX. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.
In addition to her love of sewing, Kay was active in numerous church organizations and activities. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham and Home Extension. She volunteered with Cub Scouts, the hospital auxiliary, and The Cross at the Crossroads. Kay enjoyed traveling, walking, reading, and fishing. She was also a lifetime Chicago Cubs fan and was able to watch the Cubs win a World Series on television.
Kay is survived by her sons, Bill (Sandra) Wear of Effingham, Jim (Kathy) Wear of Springfield, Fred (Jo Ann) Wear of Effingham, and Jack (Janice) Wear of Effingham; daughter, Kathy Madden of Effingham; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son, Thomas Wear; grandchildren, Jodi Wear and Devon Wear; great-granddaughter, Harper Wear; and sister, Genevieve Jackson.
Published on January 29, 2020


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Pam Laing
Feb 02, 2020
Such a lovely woman. All of you are in my prayers.

Jan 30, 2020
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Jerry & Sue Cunningham
Jan 30, 2020
Sorry to hear of the passing of Kay. She was one special lady that was such a dear special friend to our Mother(Viola Yoos) when she was living. Vi left us 11 years ago today and I’m sure that her and Kay are catching up! So sorry for your loss, she will be missed.
Ted Gravenhorst
Jan 30, 2020
Bill and family, I read about your mother. Having lost mine at the same age as your Mom, I really can understand your grief. Having one's Mother around for 75 years of one's own life makes it even more difficult to let them go. It's a blessing to have them with you for all those years, and that will give you peace. My deepest sympathies. Best Ted