Margaret Ann Shears, 79, of Centreville, died Oct. 8, 2016, at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. She was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Wheeler, Mich., a daughter of KD and Ruth Ann (Vought) Young. She attended schools in Three Rivers and married Lewis Junior Shears on Jan. 15, 1954 in Centreville. Margaret worked at Fairview Nursing Home, Dr. Dentons, Stant Manufacturing and Ronnigen Research & Development Company in Vicksburg. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished taking care of her grandchildren. Margaret enjoyed crochet, knitting and word puzzles.
Surviving are her husband, Lewis Junior Shears of Centreville; daughters, Margaret Ann Robison of Howe, Ind. and Sheryle Higgins of Three Rivers; sons, Keith Shears and James (Lynda) Shears both of Centreville; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Tom (Lois) Young of Centreville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter; brothers, Darwin, Kermit and Claude Young; and sisters. Lou Clark and Maude Marie Coss.
Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday Oct. 13 from 3-4 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church where a Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Pastor Emily Slavicek will officiate. Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home in Centreville. Online messages may be left for the family at

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