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Betty Gearhart


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Betty Gearhart Obituary
Gearhart, Betty
1923 - 2016
Betty J. (Pearce) Gearhart of Columbus, born April 18, 1923 in Galena, Ohio; died November 10, 2016. She was a daughter of Thomas W. and Helen (Harrington) Pearce. Betty was previously of Upper Arlington, where she raised her family, and for the past three decades, a resident of Rittenhouse Square. She was retired from Highlights for Children. Betty was a lady in every sense of the word. She experienced many of life's most difficult challenges with grace and dignity and lived her life the same. She enjoyed nature and was an avid bridge player until her death. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother; Josephine Pearce, her husband, the love of her life; William E. (Bill) Gearhart, loving son; Scott E. Gearhart, sisters; Jean Lee Pearce & Ruth Pearce Crouch, Betty Lou (George S. "Rocky") Frost and niece Sherry Frost. She is survived by her son; Steve (Louanne) Gearhart of Arizona, grandson and great-grand daughter; Adam and Teagan Gearhart of California, numerous nieces and nephews, lifelong friends, and her dear bridge friends who were a tremendous network of support. A memorial mass was held at St. Andrew's Church, where she was a member. Donations can be made to the in her memory.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 22, 2017
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