Clare Ann (Durney) Gearhart

Born: Thu., Sep. 26, 1940
Died: Sun., Mar. 25, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 28, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 29, 2018
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

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Clare “Penny” A. Gearhart, 77, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 25th, 2018.
Clare was born on September 26th, 1940 to John E. and Evelyn L. (McIntyre) Durney in Meadville, PA. Clare was nationally recognized during World War II as “GIs Cutest Child” as representative of the 38th Cyclone Division in the U.S. Army. She was a graduate of Farrell High School class of 1958. Clare retired from Reynolds High School where she worked in the cafeteria. She had also worked for Farrell and Greenville hospitals, Mercer County Vocational School, and the Tara in food service. On October 4th, 1958 she married her husband and childhood sweetheart of 56 years, the late Charles “Ed” Gearhart, who passed away March 25th, 2015.
She was a member of the former Greencrest Park Community Baptist Church and recently attended Grace Chapel Community Church. With her husband, Clare was campground host for 22 years at Cook Forest State Park. She served as a Den mother of Pack 52 and was awarded Eagle Scout Mother twice. She loved to travel and camp with her husband. Clare was known for her cooking, ceramics, painting, and just loved being outdoors. Most important to her was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Clare is survived by her daughter - Tracey L. (Daniel) Schaaf of Transfer, PA; 2 sons - John E. (Tammy) Gearhart of Greenville, PA, Charles L. (Debra Jo) Gearhart of Rochester, MN; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren with 1 more on the way. Also surviving is a sister, Jean Byrne and her daughter Deana Tonty, of Sharpsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Evelyn L. Durney and husband, Charles “Ed” Gearhart.
Friends may call Wednesday March 28th, 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 Main St. Sharpsville, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 29th, 2018 at 11 am in Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home with Pastor Bryan Warner, officiating.
Clare’s family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Paul’s Homes and staff of Orchard’s A for their loving care.
Burial will take place in Westside Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Mark Sitch
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
John and Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss, I know how you feel; but the good times and memories are something that death cannot take from you.

It is important that you cherish the privledge of knowing the instruction and love of an awesome mother, grandmother, sister, aunt & friend until you meet again one day where there will be no more death and a continuous reunion.

Sincere regards,

Monica Furia & Family
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family. She was a special woman and will be missed by all who knew her. RIP I know you are at peace with Ed

Victoria Wilson
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Vicki and Dan Wilson .

Tom Ochs
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Tracey, John, and Chuck, sorry to read about your mother's passing. I will be out of town for Easter and unable to see you at the funeral home. Along with your mother and dad and Jay, all of us sure had some "memorable" times at Ridge Camp while they were camp hosts. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

I found it ironic that we lost two long time Ridge Camp hosts over the past couple weeks. First Ruel Root then your mother. I will always remember our days at Cook Forest, especially Ridge Camp.

Brenda Frederick
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Chuck & family, so sorry for your loss.

Don & Lisa Gearhart
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Tracy, Johnny, Chuck and families:

We wanted to extend our sympathy in the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Don & Lisa

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