Elizabeth Gearhart, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Living Center West. Funeral Mass was held July 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial was in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Dave (Bev) Gearhart of Cedar Rapids, Doug (Laurie) Gearhart of Marietta, Ga., and Lori Gearhart of Cedar Rapids; her siblings, Robert Heaverlo, Richard (Jean) Heaverlo and Agnes Darrow, all of Cedar Rapids; her grandchildren, Mandy (Rod) Manson of Solon, Christina (Chad) Graham of Cedar Rapids, Jolene (Ryan) Norton of Cedar Rapids, Mike (Tiffany) Gearhart of Marietta, Ga., Tom Gearhart of Charlotte, N.C., Kathy Gearhart of Marietta, Ga., and Sarah Gearhart of Marietta, Ga.; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen Gearhart; her brothers, Clarence Heaverlo Jr., Fran Heaverlo and Vernon Heaverlo; her sisters, Marie Cassel, Gen Megan and Shirley Fultz; and her grandson, Patrick Gearhart.
Betty was born April 10, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Clarence and Agnes Hlina Heaverlo. She married Allen J. Gearhart on Aug. 10, 1952, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Betty was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
Betty was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandparent. She was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Patrick Catholic Church.