Ada M. Bear


Ada M. Bear, 90, of Mason City, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born August 20, 1924 in Chicago the daughter of Merle and Agnes Page. She married the late Reverend Leland Bear on September 5, 1942 in Roberts, Illinois.

She is survived by her children; Jim (Joyce) Bear of Aurora, CO and Ruth (Roger) Cohn of Pine Plains, NY, her sister; Catherine Ferguson of Clinton, IL, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bear, her parents, and her children Ron and David Bear.

Ada loved making cards and crafts. She was a frequent volunteer at the Mason City Area Nursing Home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Mason City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held before the service starting at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place after the service at Farmer City Cemetery in Farmer City.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mason City United Methodist Church and the Preacher’s Aid Society. Online memorial messages can be left for the family at

Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is assisting the family with the arrangements.