Reba Mae Wear

Dec 29th, 2006
Reba Mae Wear

Herrin- Reba Mae Wear, 95, of Herrin, passed away at 5:25 AM, Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Herrin Hospital.

Reba was born on May 9, 1911 in Denning Township to W. R & Katherine (Lipsey) Freeman. She married William Benjamin Wear on March 22, 1947 in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1995.

Mrs. Wear was a homemaker and a member of Freewill Baptist Church in West Frankfort.


Stepson- William B. Benny Wear & wife Bille- Tilton, IL
Stepson- Floyd Wear & wife Mary- Tilton, IL
Stepdaughter- Doris Vanvekoeven & husband- George- Cayuga, IN
Stepson- William A. Wear & wife Janet- Tilton, IL
Seven grandchildren
Seventeen great grandchildren
Five great great grandchildren
Niece- Thelma Harvey
Great Nephew- David Freeman & wife Betty- Zeigler
Great Nephew- Bill Freeman- Zeigler
Several other nieces & nephews
Close friend and caregiver- Debbie Bird- Herrin

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters; Pam Parsons & Fairy Triplett, two brothers; Paul & Amos Freeman, brother in law- James Thomas Triplett, and one nephew- Paul Freeman, Jr.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Dr. Randall Carney will officiate. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Saturday, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information of to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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