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Sears, Janet "Pee Wee" Wiley (10/12/1933 - 7/10/2010)
By South Bend Tribune, IN
SOUTH BEND - Janet M. Sears, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 10th, at 9:40 p.m. in the Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. Janet was born on October 12, 1933, in , and resided in the Michiana area her entire lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Lucy (Lawton) Wiley, and a brother, John Wiley. On September 19, 1955, in South Bend, Janet married her loving husband, Donald L. Sears.
Janet played professional baseball for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). She served as a bat girl for the South Bend Blue Sox before becoming a player for the Blue Sox in the 1950s. She was an active member of the Cathedral of St. Matthew, and she was a homemaker who enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Most of all, Janet loved her family dearly.
Contributed by: Merrie Fidler
Submitted on: 07/12/2010
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