Kathy L. Bear, 63, of North Baltimore, passed away at 8:05 a.m., on Friday,
June 22, 2018. She was born on July 21, 1954, in Findlay to the late
Donald D. and Gladys E. (Miller) Santmire. She married Albert J. Bear on
June 1, 1974, and he survives.
Kathy is also survived by her son, Donald (Diana Stateler) Bear of
Leipsic; her daughters: Julie Ann (Rickey) Bear and Dena M. (John) Gay,
both of North Baltimore; her brother, Ronald Santmire of Findlay; her
grandchildren: Jacob, Joseph, Walter, Maranda, Harmon, Jessica, Jonathon,
Steven, Loretta and Presley; her great-grandchildren: Elaina, Preston and
Bentley; and her beloved 3 fur babies: Teco, Piper and Squirt.
Kathy retired from Clark American Lincoln where she worked from 1979-1992.
She enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading, crocheting and garage sales.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Weaver
Cemetery, Bloom Township.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at
SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior the service
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Benefit of Kathy Bear, at any
Huntington Bank. Online condolences may be expressed at