MEARS, Barbara James; 91, of Mechanicsville, VA, departed this life to be with her beloved husband on Sunday, February 9, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harry Lynwood Mears, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Martha McCullough, of Timonium, MD; her son, Lynn Mears, of Boulder, CO; her granddaughter, Laura Landerman, and grandson, Drew Landerman, both of Timonium, MD; her grandson Chris Mears, and great-grandson, Lucas Mears, of Spring, TX; a sister, Ann Parrish, of Richmond, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. “Bobbie” was a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, majoring in History and English, and taught school in Norfolk, VA before returning to Richmond. An avid knitter throughout her lifetime, she generously made beautiful sweaters for all the family as well as friends. She was also a highly skilled tailor and crafter. Early in her marriage, Bobbie supported her husband by being very active in the Richmond Women’s Dental Auxiliary, as well as in her husband’s dental office. Once they retired, they traveled extensively all over the world, and especially enjoyed their trips to Europe. Bobbie also loved to read, especially political thrillers and mysteries. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family will receive friends, 10 am – 12 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. A private Inurnment will be held at the University of Richmond Columbarium.
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