Phyllis J. (Lott) Bear

July 1, 1925 ~ June 21, 2019 (age 93)


Phyllis J. Bear, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 21, 2019, at Lutheran Life Villages on South Anthony Blvd., in Fort Wayne.

Born in Fort Wayne, on July 1, 1925, to the late Eldon and Helen (Orthwine) Lott. She spent her formative years in Napoleon, Ohio and graduated from Northside High School.

Phyllis was married to Basil Bear on July 25, 1953, in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2012.

She dedicated her life to her family. She was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She served on the Church Banner Committee and at the Botanical Conservatory Gardens.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Charna (Michael) Boren of LaGrange and Alicia (Douglas) Hill of Ossian; her son, Dr. Thomas (Susan) Bear of South Bend; two granddaughters, Alanna (Travis Towne) Hill and Lauren Bear; three grandsons, Austin (Alishea) Hill, Ryan Bear and Tyler Bear; four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Duke, Hudson and Trevor.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lott.

Services will take place at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with calling starting at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne.

Memorials to Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Online note to the family at

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June 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
June 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
June 25, 2019

Greenlawn Memorial Park
6600 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804


Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church
6318 W California Road, Fort Wayne IN 46818

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