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Celebration of Life and Luncheon

Eagles Lodge - Creston
Saturday August 24th, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Cathy Lou McNear

Cathy Lou McNear, 57, of Mount Ayr passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home.  Celebration of life will be Saturday, August 24 at the Eagles Lodge in Creston from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.  Online condolences may be left at www.armstrongfh.com.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Cathy Lou McNear was born June 25, 1962 to Lawrence Lee and Karen D. (Walters) Kingery in Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

On March 19, 1985 Cathy was united in marriage to Richard “Dean” McNear in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.  To this union three children were born, Brian Christopher, Sean Patrick and Misty Casandra.  The family lived in Diagonal in the early 1990's and they later moved to Mount Ayr.  Their family grew with the addition of grandson Bailey.

Cathy worked for the Mount Ayr Products and later became a certified nurse’s assistant and work most recently for Clearveiw Home in Mount Ayr.  Cathy lost her family in a house fire on January 16, 2000 while she was working the night shift at the care center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard “Dean” McNear; three children Brian, Sean and Misty McNear; brothers Michael Kingery; brother-in-laws Ron Ford and Tom Hingeley. 

Left to cherish her memory are mother-in-law Phyllis Arlene McNear; five sisters Diane Ford of New Mexico, Debbie Hingeley of Diagonal, Christi Kingery of Mount Ayr, Kaye Dee (Vern) Liesener of Creston and Wendy Franck (Donnie Gillispie) of Missouri; grandson Bailey; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Special thanks to niece Kayla for being by her side.  Fly free Cathy you’re with your family again.

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I remember her and her husband Dean well worked with her at the manor for years. God bless and miss you Cathy

Mike Hulett Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Chris, i'm sorry to hear about Cathy. She will be at peace now with her family.

DEB ayres-sickels Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

There are too many to list by name except one very special person, Christi, I am so sorry for your loss of Cathy. I have know idea of knowing what you are going through, but I do know what it feels like to lose a sibling. I have you and all of your family in my prayers that you will comfort in the fact that she is now with her family. Bless you in the time to come, may you find peace with God's love.

Jeri Pendegraft Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. My condolences to the family.

Jayla Aug 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cathy McNear

cindy okins Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM