Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
COVINGTON, Ind. (CNS) — Orville L. Sears, 79, of 201 Jefferson, Covington, was found dead about 4 p.m. yesterday (Sept. 18, 1969) at his home by a meter reader. Death was attributed to natural causes. Born June 16, 1890, at Allerton, Iowa, he was the son of Grant and Margaret Shriber Sears. He was married July 14, 1912, to Fay Liggett, who survives. Mr. Sears was a graduate of Allerton High and taught school there for several years. He also had farmed several years and resided at Valparaiso where he was employed for 26 years by the Indiana Steel Co. before retiring in 1955. He was a member of the First Church of Christ. Other survivors include a son, Merle of Champaign, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Hodge of Mt. Prospect, Ill., and Mrs. Ocie Smith of Denver, Colo.; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a son, Miles. Services will be at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Fogle will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. Friends will be received after noon Saturday. --waw