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Christine S. Clear


Christine S. Clear, 56, of Burlington, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her home.  Chris was born to Herbert and Carolyn Spear Clear on May 17, 1960 in Monticello, IN.

Chris started working at the Carroll County Comet with Al Moss.  She also worked at the Herald Journal in Monticello and the Kokomo Tribune.  She then went back to the Comet.  Chris also was a deputy with Howard County Assessor’s office.  She graduated from Carroll High School class of 1978 and attended IUK.

Christine was a devote Christian, always putting others needs in front of her own.

She and her mother owned at one time the Carousel Flower Shop in Burlington.  Chris enjoyed playing cards, puzzles and working on most any type of craft.

Her dog “Annie” was her whole world.

Christine is survived by her parents: Herbert and Carolyn Clear of Bringhurst.  Two sisters and brother-in-law’s:  Jill and Mark McCracken of Virginia and Lori and Scott Royse of Clarks Hill.  Four nieces: Kylie, Brooke, Kira and Lauren.  Two great nieces:  Ella Jean and Lilah Marie.

The family of Christine invite friends to visit Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929 Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 3 to 6 PM.  A celebration of Christine S. Clear’s life will be at 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home.  Chaplain Virgil Barker officiating.  Burial to follow at Chalmer Cemetery in White County.  Family ask that any donations made to be given to the Howard County Humane Society or the Carroll County Cancer Associations.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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  • Lori Harris

    November 17, 2016 12:19 pm ·

    Jill (and your family),
    I am so very sorry to hear of your sisters passing. From the pictures I saw, she had a beautiful smile and seemed filled with goodness. I was glad to watch, on Facebook, your recent time together. Memories you will cherish forever!

    Your friend from many years ago,
    Lori ❤️

  • Terrie Hooker

    November 17, 2016 4:34 pm ·

    Herb & Carolyn and family I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Terrie Hooker

  • Annette (Pinkard) Jones

    November 17, 2016 5:02 pm ·

    Herb, Carolyn, Lori, and family;

    Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am for your loss. Our families have been friends for so many years. Nothing I can say is going to make this feel any better, but I do want to leave you with a scriptural thought. Job 14:14 & 15 – “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” Yes, Christine’s relief has come and we can take comfort knowing God will call those who have passed away to be in His Kingdom. Much love to all of you. May God strengthen your family with love and peace.

  • Tami Sanderson Richardson

    November 17, 2016 6:22 pm ·

    To Herb, Carolyn, Jill and Mark and Lori and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on the loss of Chris. So many wonderful memories growing up around the corner from the Clear Girls over the years. Chris always had a smile on her face and such a pleasant personality and was so kind, I know you will miss her very much. I take refuge in the thought that she is no longer suffering and is a wonderful addition as another angel in heaven. Cling tight to the many wonderful memories that you have of her and as you hear memories from others who have known her. Hugs and prayers to you all.
    Tami Sanderson Richardson and family and my Mom Betty Sanderson

  • Madonna Sering Rawley

    November 18, 2016 12:16 am ·

    My deepest sympathy to Jill McCracken and the rest of the family!

    Madonna Sering Rawley
    A cousin of Mark McCracken

  • Tonya Stephenson

    November 18, 2016 8:56 am ·

    My heart goes out to your family and your devoted friends. Deepest sympathy, Tonya Stephenson

  • Connie Patterson

    November 18, 2016 1:11 pm ·

    I am sorry to hear of Christine’s passing. Working with her at the Kokomo Tribune was a joy. Praying that you will be comforted.

  • David Przystup

    November 20, 2016 8:32 am ·

    Herb and Carolyn,
    My Deepest Condolence to you.
    May God be with you.

  • Carl Spear Family

    November 20, 2016 11:28 am ·

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all you folks. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Irma & Mark Cook

    November 20, 2016 5:49 pm ·

    Herb, Carolyn & family,

    Our deepest sympathy at this time of your loss.
    I have fond memories of her and the unexpected meetings over the years as our paths would cross.
    Christine always had a smile and was very kind to all who knew her, she was always so happy to see you again!
    She will be missed by many.

    Our prayers for all,

    Irma & family

  • Brittany Dockemeyer

    November 21, 2016 12:04 pm ·

    I worked with Christine at Howard County Govt. – she was always so pleasant and kind. I was friends with Christine on Facebook and followed her journey, always hoping it would have a different outcome than this 🙁 Prayers for her friends and family.

  • Kevin and Carol Hamilton

    November 21, 2016 8:13 pm ·

    Dear Herb and Carolyn,
    We think of both of you often. So sorry to hear about Chris. She was such a sweet person. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Kevn and Carol


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