Kaul Funeral Home


Mary Magdaline Spear

February 6, 1919September 9, 2021
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Mary Magdaline McIsaac Spear, passed away on September 09, 2021 at the age of 102. She was the loving mother of Gary (Marcia) Spear, Pamela McLean, Anita (Al) Weber, and Suzanne (Jerome) Kotas. She was fondly referred to as “Crazy Mary” to her 14 grandchildren; Michelle, Kimberly, Lori, Paul, Scott, Renee, Dave, Colleen, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Jason, Jessica, Elizabeth and Michael. She also leaves behind 30 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, brother Donald (Mary Ruth) McIsaac and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Howard; her loving daughter, Gail Jackson; sisters Lucille, Jean and Betty; brothers Willis, Frank, James and Ronald.

Mary enjoyed time with her family and friends at American House. You could find her reading books, doing crossword puzzles, playing bingo, cards or dice. She loved those “Loner” euchre hands. Her smile was contagious and she was loved by all. Through the years, Mary and Howard enjoyed their card clubs, dancing, and traveling. They visited 49 states. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September, 13, 2021 from 3 pm until 8 pm with a 7pm Rosary Service at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48035. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 with instate period at 10:30 am with a funeral mass immediately following at 11:00 am at St. Ronald Catholic Church, 17701 15 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48035.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Capuchin Monastery or St. Ronald Youth Ministry.


  • Gary (Marcia) Spear, Son
  • Pamela McLean, Daughter
  • Anita (Al) Weber, Daughter
  • Suzanne (Jerome) Kotas, Daughter
  • Michelle, Kimberly, Lori, Paul, Scott, Renee, Dave, Colleen, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Jason, Jessica, Elizabeth & Michael, Grandchildren
  • Donald (Mary Ruth) McIsaac, Brother
  • the late Howard Spear, Husband
  • the late Gail Jackson, Daughter
  • the late Lucille, Jean & Betty, Sisters
  • the late Willis, Frank, James & Ronald, Brothers
  • Also survived by 30 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces, Nephews, & Friends

  • Capuchin Monastery
  • St. Ronald Youth Ministry


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Instate

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Mary Magdaline Spear

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Kendall Mclean

September 14, 2021

I am gonna miss you so much great grandma she was such an awesome person to hang out with I love you so much

Dharti Sheth

September 14, 2021

Although I had only a few brief encounters with Mrs. Spear, I was able to immediately appreciate her charming personality and lively spirit. She was an amazing woman and an inspiration to me. I will miss seeing her smiling face. But she will always be my oldest patient and I will continue to brag about her. I'm sorry I could not make it to the service but may God give her peace. Sending hugs and prayers to Pam, Sue and the rest of the family.
With love,
Dharti Sheth MD

Evelyn McShane

September 13, 2021

Mary, your life was like a river flowing peaceful and deep
For 102 years, you have gathered wisdom to keep
In a heart full of memories gleaned over those precious years
You have nurtured a family whose daily love appears
When they look into your eyes they know that it is true
God must have spent a little more time on you!
You were born in 1919, avoiding the Spanish Flu
God kept you in safe keeping; He had work for you to do
You have lived through Covid , masked and 6' apart
Holding your loving family deep down in your heart .
Your last breath did not say "Good-bye"; your spirit lives on
Leaving treasured memories to share when you are gone.
You will meet again in a land where farewell is never spoken
You will hold your family with a clasp that will not be broken !

Kathy Mentzer

September 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. Such a treasure, always happy, was fun along with all our cousins. She will be greatly missed.
Say hello to my dad aunt Mary, with love, Kathy and family

Elizabeth American House

September 13, 2021

It was such a pleasure getting to know Mary and the Spear Family. a Beautiful Kind Woman whose legacy shines Brightly in Her Children, GrandChildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. I am so grateful to have Known Mary and Her Family. Thank You for sharing her with Us.

Nelson Quigley

September 13, 2021

Mary/Grandma in my mind was always the leader and example to the most awesome family I have ever had the pleasure to know..She was a Teacher of how to live life to the fullest. She had a wise saying for so many things..We all use them daily and we teach them to the rest of the world. She always had a smile on her face and it lit up the room or the family gatherings of which there were so many. She has left behind a family that will spread her beauty inside and out to the rest of the world. Most of all I am thankful for the time I had to be with her and her family. Through her and them I learned about the togetherness of family. She is already missed but her light will always shine bright through the family that share her Legacy. Much love to all of them....

Gerald & Denise Truman

September 12, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Any party was always so much fun when Aunt Mary & all the Spears were there. So much laughter! You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Carol and Tom Rychlock

September 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful lady. Always smiling. Thinking of all the family. My prayers are with you.

Cheryl Buhl

September 11, 2021

I always remember so much laughter in the Spear house. May all the memories of those fun times comfort you at this time.

Angela Lucido

September 10, 2021

I am friends with one of grandma’s granddaughter’s Kim Jacob and I had the honor and pleasure of meeting and getting to know this amazing woman. She was a beacon of light & was so loving, witty & happy. She will be missed by so many. I will have to wait until I get to heaven to play “Farkle” with you.
Grandma Rest In Peace in the arms of your savior Jesus Christ 💕💕💕💕