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Leah Spear

Leah June Spear, 53, Arma, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
She was born June 14, 1959, in Iola, the daughter of Lyle and Patricia Doyle.
She grew up in Iola, and was a graduate of Iola High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Cuppy Spear, and a son, Jacob Spear.
Mrs. Spear spent much of her life in a nursing home.
She was a graduate of Fort Scott Community College in 2000. As a child she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Iola.
She was a caring single mother, friend and nurse to all who needed her.
Survivors include her brother, Lyle Jr., Shawnee; a son, Jeffery A. Spear, Lyons; two daughters, Jessica Spear, Joplin, Mo., and Sarah Jane Spear, Arma; and seven grandchildren, Bailey, Megan, Jeff Jr., Bethany, Brittney, Destiny and Hannah.
A memorial service will be at Iola’s First Presbyterian Church by Katherine Bell at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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