Near Kathryn White Near, age 98, died peacefully Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Mrs. Near taught for the Columbus Public Schools, Clinton & Salem elementaries; New Holland & Crestline schools. Graduate of Capital University, and further studied at The Ohio State University. Member of Clinton Heights Lutheran Church; Women in Music; Clintonville Woman's Club. Preceded in death by husband Randal Near, parents Mary (Shumaker) and Harry White, son-in-law Douglas Comer. Survived by daughters, Deborah Near and Lise Comer; grandchildren, Lindsay (Stephen) St. John, Christopher and Andrew Morales; great grandson, William St. John. Funeral service 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 8 at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., where friends may call 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Ralph Wolfe, officiating. Private interment Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clinton Heights Lutheran Church or Heinzerling Foundation. Arrangements by SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL. www.southwickfuneral.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 7, 2014