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Obituary for Anna Moist Clear
Daughter-in-law of Phillip Clear

Mrs. Anna Clear Suffers Fatal Injuries In Fall: A prominent retired school teacher of the Union City community, Mrs. Anna Clear, age 95, passed away at 10 p. m. Saturday at the local hospital from injuries sustained in a fall at her residence, 313 North Plum street, five hours earlier. She suffered a broken wrist and never regained consciousness.

She was born in Pennsylvania on December 2, 1849, the daughter of Solomon and Catherine Shellenbarger-Moist, and moved with her family to this community at the age of nine.

She attended school at South Salem, and had training in the teaching profession at Terre Haute, Ind., and Chautauqua, N. Y. She also attended the teachers' conference at Winona Lake< Ind., for several years. Having been a teacher in Randolph county for 47 years, she was connected with the Losantville and Stoney Creek township schools for nine years and then taught the remainder of the time at the Union City West Side school.

In 1872 in Union City she was married to George W. Clear, who preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Clear had been a member of the First Christian church here for about 80 years, and belonged to the Ladies Aid and Missionary societies. For a number of years she supervised the Christian Endeavor society.

Final rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Owen Livenngood of Huntington, officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joe Thornburg of Union City; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frances Chamness, age 88, this city, and two brothers,, Harve Moist, 93, and David Moist, 101, both of Union City.

- The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 20, 1945