VIOLA M. SEARS - VERGENNES - Viola M. Sears, 89, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Addison, the daughter of George and Plumia Trudeau Mullis. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #14 in Vergennes, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Vergennes, and Vergennes Eagles Club. Viola was predeceased by her husband, Leonard A. Sears, on Aug. 10, 1977. She is survived by three children, Leonard Sears Jr., Helene Sears- Thompson and husband, Mike, and Nelson Sears; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sonnie Sears; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a son, David Sears; three sisters, Marjorie Smith, Edna Hamel, and Mae Fields; and brother, Duff Mullis. Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Vergennes in the spring. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. up to the hour of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.