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Donald O'Rear, 75, Brown County

Donald A. O’Rear, 75, died unexpectedly at his home in Brown County on June 26, 2013.

He was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 24, 1937, the son of Raymond and Helen (Shepherd) O’Rear.

Donald was a U.S. Marine and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Hall on Oct. 1, 1994.

Don dearly loved his farm and all that went with it. His animals, especially his cats and horses, were his greatest pleasure. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, mowing the lawn and working on the farm.

Don is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth; son, Craig (wife Rayelle) O’Rear;  daughter, Chrissy (husband Mike) Asbell; step-son, Cory (wife Felicia) Atwell; and step-daughter, Dana (husband David) Crigler. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (wife Sheri) O’Rear and Steve (wife Jackie) O’Rear; and one sister, Sharon (husband Denny) Bardash.

Visitation will be at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 N, Nashville, Friday, June 28  from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

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  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road