Ethel May Spear, age 78, of Muncie passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Golden Living Center in Muncie.

She was born in Portland on Dec. 22, 1943, the daughter of Fred W. and Dorothy (Oldham) Coy. She was married on Nov. 21, 1977, to Herman Spear and he passed away on Oct. 14, 2009. She had worked as a secretary for Dorton-Jones Insurance in Muncie. She was a graduate of Portland High School and enjoyed board games, watching wrestling and playing euchre.

Surviving are one son, Michael Spear (wife: Shirley) of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Donald Coy, William Coy and Fred Coy Jr.

Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland with Pastor Herb Hummel presiding. Burial will be in the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. Visitation will be Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be expressed bairdfreeman.com.