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Maryjane Bear

October 26, 1931 — November 29, 2017

MaryJane (Burbank) Bear of rural Juniata, Nebraska, passed from this life into the hands of Jesus, in her home, November 29, 2017.

She was born to Everett Burbank and Dorothy (O'Dell) Burbank in San Diego, California on October 26, 1932. She married her long time friend, Lloyd Bear in El Cajon, California on December 21, 1961 and they enjoyed almost 56 years together.

MaryJane and her husband Lloyd and 5 of their 7 children moved to Hastings, Nebraska in June 1969.

She was a very active member of the North Shore Assembly of God Church

MaryJane is survived by her beloved husband Lloyd Bear of Juniata, Nebraska; Her children, Eric (Nancy) Birdsall of Cleburne, Texas ; Sumner M. Davenport ( formerly known as Susan Birdsall ) of Los Angeles, California; Stephen & Paula Birdsall of Olathe, Kansas; Steven & Carol (Birdsall) Craig of Hastings, Nebraska; Barbara (Birdsall) Bailey of Denver, Colorado and Wendi Bear of Juniata, Nebraska; 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; A sister Dean Alan & Nancy Rick of Ocala, Florida. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter Heidi Birdsall Palmer, 1 brother-in-law LeRoy Bear; her Parents; Her in laws Ora And Helen Bear, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Lloyd & Mary Jane were long time supporters of Wycliffe Bible Translators and missionaries Gary & Bobby Shepherd. Memorials can be sent to Wycliffe Bible Translators at, or PO Box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862 in Memory of Mary Jane Bear.

The family please requests that NO flowers be sent to the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maryjane Bear, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Greenwood Cemetery

H Road, Franklin, NE 68939

MaryJane's service will be held alongside her husband Lloyd's service.

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