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Obituary: Donald A. O'Rear, Brown County

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Donald A. O’Rear died unexpectedly at his home in Brown County, Indiana, on June 26, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 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, IN. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Hall on October 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; a son, Craig (wife Rayelle) O’Rear; a daughter, Chrissy (husband Mike) Asbell; a stepson, Cory (wife Felicia) Atwell; and a stepdaughter, Dana (husband David) Crigler. He is also survived by six grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Sheri) O’Rear and Steve (Jackie) O’Rear; and one sister, Sharon (Denny) Bardash.

Visitation will be held at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135N, Nashville, IN 47448, on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Nashville, IN, on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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