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Viola Sears


June 29, 1930
January 13, 2018

Visitation Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia
Memorial Service Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia

Viola Sears, 87, of Centralia, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Centralia. Viola was born June 29, 1930 to Edward E. and Huberta G (Henry) Nichols in Vandalia, IL.

Viola is survived by her loving children, Vicky Bell and husband Van of NC, Steve Greenlee and wife Kathy of IL, Gay Chapman and husband of Bert of IL, Tena Schrage husband Brian of IL, Ron Sears and wife Chris of IL; 12 cherished grandchildren; 17 precious great-grandchildren; sister, Iris Marcum of IL.

Viola was preceded in death by both her parents; daughter, Barbara Lucas; grandson, Cody Snyder.

Viola attended Calumet Street Christian Church. She raised a family while working for BCMW and the Midland Area Agency as a social worker. She later enjoyed retirement in Florida. Going dancing was a fond memory as well as teaching her kids the Jitterbug. Viola loved being a Mema, and Grandma Vi to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Celebration of life services will be at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with John Willis officiating. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome to visiting hours on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Viola’s honor can be made to Calumet Street Christian Church. The family of Viola would also like to thank the workers of Addus Healthcare for their wonderful care they gave to Viola. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. On-line condolences and memories of Viola may be shared with the family at