Ronald Shear, 74, died Nov. 9, 2008, at his residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronald worked for 41 years with A.O. Smith Water Products as safety and warehouse manager. He also served in the Army.
He is survived by: his wife, Sandra (Begnoche) Shear; daughters, Nancy and Nick Goeckner of Ashmore, Ill., Cheryl and Ken Swisher of Momence, Ill., Cindy Tomaszewski of Black Mountain, N.C.; son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo.; brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: daughter, Barbara Dunne; sons, David and Mark Shear.
A Memorial Mass will be held Nov. 22 at St. Michaels Catholic Church at 4 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.
An online registry is available at www.heathfuneralhome.net.