Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

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Seth Ethan Sears

November 11, 1996May 1, 2020

Seth Ethan Sears, 23, of Bloomington died unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2020. He was born November 11, 1996 in Bloomington to Jeth D. Sears and Michelle May Sears. He was a student.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Titus D. Sears and Tayler D. (Whitney Addie) Sears; a sister, Hannah M. (fiancé Ethan Sparks) Sears; grandparents, Paul E. and Margaret “Peggy” May and Nancy Sears; aunts and uncles, Jeffrey D (Cathy) Sears, Stephen M. (Jill) Campbell, Jay D. (Leah) Sears, Judson D (Theresa) Sears, Jack D. (Marta) Sears, Joseph D. (Patti) Sears and Troy L. (Lisa) Mullis; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Oman D. Sears; great grandmother, Margaret Marie (Alexander Eads; and a sister in law, Hillary Deckard.

Seth was a member of Highland Village Church, a 10 year member of 4-H and had attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a 2015 Graduate of Edgewood High School, a 2019 Graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Spanish and had studied at VCOM-Auburn-Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Seth had a passion for learning and traveling. He studied Spanish in Guatemala. He traveled to Ecuador Timmy Global Health. During his undergraduate studies he worked in research studies for breast cancer. His desire was to one day serve as an Osteopathic Doctor to under privileged communities.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a time when it can be done properly to truly honor Seth’s life. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Seth Sears Buddie Foundation C/O The Apostolic Church 3510 W State Rd 46 Bloomington, IN 47404.


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Vanessa & Virgil Lane

May 10, 2020

We were devastated to hear of Seth's passing. We are thinking about all of you during this difficult time.

Sue Conder

May 7, 2020

I remember years ago interviewing Seth as a 4-Her for Outstanding 4-H member. I thought he was the most well spoken young man. He knew what he wanted to say and said it well. I had the most respect for him in how he was so polite & verbalized his thoughts without hesitation. So young& I’m sure he will be missed by his family as well as friends. It is so hard to lose a member of our 4-H family. I’ve known the Sears family for many years. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all 😔😔😔🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Teresa Entrekin

May 7, 2020

As Seth’s sixth grade teacher, I had the pleasure of knowing what a sweet young man he was. We would joke about his wanting to be a lawyer ( at that stage in his life) and that he could always present an idea and argue it well. Seth always worked hard, and I am not surprised at all at what he accomplished in his life. While I only saw Seth once in the last few years, I was always struck by his sense of humor and kindness whenever our paths did cross. I am deeply saddened by the loss this family and his friends must bear.

Shannon Hearne

May 7, 2020

I first met Seth Sears when we worked together at Crystal Catering. I remember the first time I talked to him I developed an instant liking because of his intelligence and unique perspective of the world. Seth became like a work brother to me, and we could always be caught bickering at dinner about something. The day he told me he got into medical school we celebrated and talked about our futures together. I feel angered he was robbed of his and I’m so shocked at this news. May his family find comfort in this difficult time. You will be missed Seth.

Lawona Alford

May 6, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Seths passing. 💔 I was so blessed and thankful to have made his acquaintance , while visiting my sister Nila, in Opelika. I met him, and was only with him a short time, but was so impressed /amazed by him and his sweet, kind demeanor. Seth was such an exceptional, respectable, brilliant, super-kind young man. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time. 🙏🏼

Mitch Pohl

May 6, 2020

Seth was a coworker, a roommate, and a caring friend to me. We met in an English class together sophomore year, and ultimately became roommates the following year. Seth was one of the most genuine and caring individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was always willing to stop whatever he was doing (even if he was buried in MCAT materials) to help me with anything I needed.
He is responsible for many of my greatest memories from college, and I will cherish those memories forever.
Rest in peace, Seth.

John Foley

May 6, 2020

As a 4H leader, I was impressed by his warmth curiosity and caring. In his short life he always exhibited these virtues. May we be inspired by his example. May his family recieve strength from his accomplishments in this sad time.

Linda Clark

May 6, 2020

Nancy and family, I didn't no Seth but I have known Nancy and other family members for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Linda Stickels Clark

Cindy Williams

May 6, 2020

I knew Seth at IUPUI from the time that he got there. I was his instructor and I was his advisor in Neuroscience for 4 years. I will remember him as an outstanding student - doing research, won the outstanding Neuroscience service award, super academic peer advisor, world traveler, and someone I looked forward to seeing and talking to every week. His gentle kindness to everyone, his wonderful sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and great advice when I was going to travel last spring with students for the first time in a similar experience to the one that he did with Timmy Global Health the spring before, and his constant faith and his ability to follow his calling to work with underserved people in healthcare will stay with me always. I feel grateful to have known him and heartbroken to hear of his passing - his memory will always be a blessing. My deepest condolences to his friends and family.

Jennifer Gleissner

May 6, 2020

I was Seth's supervisor when he worked as a Biology mentor at IUPUI. Seth was a wonderful mentor and I can recall thinking that he'd make an excellent professor one day. He was confident yet friendly and approachable. He had an ability to engage all of his students, even the shy ones.
I remember when Seth visited Auburn. He stopped by my office to show me photos of the campus-he was so excited. He felt Auburn was going to be the perfect place for him to continue his education in medicine.
Seth was such a pleasure to have on our team.


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