Eugenia M. Sears, 80 of rural Dysart died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo after an extended illness. Services were held Monday, June 21 at the Geneseo United Methodist Church in rural Buckingham with immediate burial at the Spencer Cemetery also in rural Buckingham.
Eugenia Mae Sears was born May 25, 1930 at home in rural La Porte City, the daughter of Dave and Ferna Elliott Vanderheyden. She received her education in Geneseo where she graduated in 1947. She continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and then taught at Eldora. On July 10, 1952 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Sears at the Geneseo United Methodist Church. They made their home on a farm where they raised their family. She later returned to teaching and was Librarian at the La Porte City School for 23 years. Eugenia's death came at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her husband Kenneth of rural La Porte City, two daughters Margaret (Kevin) Perrinjaquet of Edgewood and Rhonda (Myron) Jack of Victor, one son Kevin Sears of Albuquerque, N.M., 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the Geneseo United Methodist Church.