Phyllis Bears

Obituary of Phyllis Bears

WEST CARTHAGE- Phyllis D. Bears, 92, formerly of Bridge Street, and a resident of the Carthage Center, formerly known as Country Manor since, 2007, Phyllis died on July 15, 2018 at the Carthage Center. She was born on March 18, 1926 in Carthage, NY the daughter of the late George Gilbert & Edith Gertrude Johnson Duegaw. 

She went to the Carthage Augustinian Academy, she owned and operated her own beauty shop on Harper’s Terrace.

A marriage to Richard (Dick) Green ended in divorce.

She married Earl Bears on August 6, 1970, Mr. Bears died in 1998.

She is survived by a son, Richard Green, Arizona; a step-daughter, Gail (Steve) Sylver, Lake Clear, NY; a brother, John (Jack) Duegaw, Virginia; She is also survived by several grandchildren, Jennifer Cartwright, CA;  Michael Ulto, SC; Sara Ulto, CA; 8- great-grandchildren, and 1- great-great-grandchild.

She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Carthage.  She loved camping and her dogs, especially Panda.  She taught dance at Vinnie King’s Dance School on State Street.

A graveside service will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Carthage on Saturday, August, 11, 2018 at 11:00am.

She is also predeceased by a step-daughter, Cathy Ulto in 1994.

Memorial Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. Online condolences can be made to:

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