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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 South Bend, 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
Copyright: South Bend Tribune, IN

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