GREENVILLE, KY., — Lenora Ilene Lear, 80, of Greenville passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born on December 12, 1938 in Saline County, Illinois the daughter of Lawrence Edward Carnett and Murle Myrtle Sonheaver Carnett. She married Herbert Wayne Lear on December 11, 1959 and moved to Greenville, KY. She was a devoted wife for over 58 years. Before her battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia, she was full of life, laughs, and love for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters Kathleen Drumm, Mary Patton, and Halleen Carnett, 3 brothers Nolen Carnett, Walter Carnett, and Bob Carnett.
She is survived by her husband Herbert Wayne Lear, daughter Cindy (Steve) Black of Harrisburg, IL., 2 sons Jerry (Penny) Lear of Greenville, Gary (Cara) Lear of Greenville, 6 grandchildren Dakota (Jessica) Lear of Greenville, Kayla (John) Lear Murphy of Greenville, Merissa (Curtis) West of Temple, GA., Chase (Sandy) Lear of Temple, GA., Lisa (Bart) Schiff of Harrisburg, IL., Lori (Eric) McClusky of Harrisburg, IL., 11 great grandchildren McKenzie, Alexis, Lillian, Christina of Greenville, Lexie, Hunter, Cayden, Roxianne of GA., Camden, Madison, and Lynlei of Harrisburg, IL., sister Jeri Delucia of Carrier Mills, IL., brother Cecil Carnett of Auburn, IL., brother-in-law William Lear of Henderson, sister-in-law---Ruby Smith of Christopher, IL., a host of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and her best friend of over 50 years Lou Williams.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gary’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Shrine Hospital for Children 400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.garysfuneralhome.com