Mary Minta Jane Kennedy Bearer, 92, of Rector, passed away Saturday December 25, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.
She was born December 23, 1929 in Rector a daughter of the late Edward A. and Myrtle Shaulis Kennedy.
Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church of Ligonier and had also been active in the Rector
United Methodist Church. She had started the Golden Ager's Club in Ligonier and was a former co-owner of Bearer's Mobil Station
in Ligonier. She was an avid hunter and water skier who also enjoyed knitting, crochetting and painting. For many years she was active in the Ligonier Mountie Boosters Club. Often referred to as
"MaMa Bear" she always had room for another one at the dinner table.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Louis Bearer, a daughter Brenda Funk, a son Edward Bearer,
a sister Myrtle Carns, two brothers; Wilbert "Bud" and Ray Kennedy.
She is survived by six children; John Bearer (Susan) of Camp Hill, Ruth Burnett (Doug) of Mooresville, NC, Vincent Bearer (Linda) of Acme,
Mary Woessner (Ray) of Bentleyville, Robert Bearer (Paula) of Ligonier and Peggy Knupp (Tim) of Rector. A daughter-in-law Diane Bearer of Port Richey, FL and a sister Edith Leggett of Port Charlotte FL.
Eighteen grandchildren; Becky, Scott, Mary B., BJ, Chrissy, Faith, Kandas, Michael, Alex, Bridget, Julie, Rachel, Christopher, Karissa, Justin, Clint, Rusty and Katie.
Multiple great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street Ligonier.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am in Holy Trinity Church, Ligonier, with Father Anthony J. Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow in Snowball Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rector United Methodist Church, St. Jude's Hospital or the Holy Trinity Bereavement Fund.
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