Nelda E. Gears
Nelda E. Gears
  • January 22, 1919 - January 14, 2018
  • Evansville, Indiana

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Nelda Elizabeth Gears, 98, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born January 22, 1919 in Evansville to the late William and Nila (Hunt) McCutchan.
She attended Christian Fellowship Church. During WWII, she was a riveter, working on the P-47 Thunderbolt airplanes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Nelda was preceded in death by her husband George Gears; sister, Madine Sensmeier, and brother, Milan McCutchan.
She is survived by sons, Herbert Stunkel of Haubstadt and Lyndell "Buck" Gears (Carol) of Evansville; daughter, Georgene Dierlam (Eddie) of South Bend; brother, Marlin McCutchan (Brenda) of Florida; five grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be 1:00PM, Monday, January 22, 2018 at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road, officiated by Rev. Spencer Downs, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Monday from 10:00AM to service time.
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