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Carol Jean (Ross) Sears

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

(f) 740-286-5640



Carol Jean (Ross) Sears, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 26th, 2021. Carol was born July 5th, 1940, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Elba Ross, former Chief of Police of Jackson and Geraldine Ross.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Sullivan and granddaughter, Becky (Andrew) Sheldon all of Rochester, New York. She is also survived by her siblings: Earl Ross Thelma Harper, Paul Ross, and Nancy Ross.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Sears; son, Linuel “Buck” Wilson; siblings, Helen Ryan, Ida Kearns, Carl Ross, and most recently her brother, Larry Ross.

Carol was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson, enjoyed her Literary Club, and loved giving and helping others. She loved watching Ohio State Football and golf.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 11:30am to 2:30pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 150 Portsmouth Street, Jackson. Cards and remembrances can be sent to: Jennifer Sullivan, 7 Fortune Lane Apt D, Rochester, NY 14626. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or your favorite charity.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to

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