Margaret Loyce Kear

January 20, 1934June 6, 2019

Margaret Loyce Kear was born January 20, 1934, to Charles Walter and Ola Lodoski (Deen) Conkling west of Norman. Mrs. Kear died Thursday, June 6 in Norman.

Margaret grew up in Norman. She married Richard Hubert Kear, Jr., on November 15, 1951 in Pink, Oklahoma. They lived in California for ten years before moving back to Norman. She was her husband’s administrative assistant in his business, Kear’s Construction. She was his true partner and friend by accompanying him on all of his life’s adventures. She was a volunteer at church for many years. She opened her home many times to those who did not have a place of their own. She was a caregiver to children and the elderly. Most importantly she was a homemaker; her family was her life and she lived for her family. She cared for her mother-in-law over ten years. All of her family’s success is because of the love she gave them. She lived the life of the woman from Proverbs 31.

Mrs. Kear is survived by one son and two daughters-in-law, Shari Kear of Norman, Eddie and Cindy Kear of Norman; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandy and Rick McElhaney of Apache, Loyce and Danny Turner of Oklahoma City, and Karen Kear of Norman; three brothers, Kenneth Conkling of McKinney, Texas, Fred Conkling of Vernon, Texas, and Bill Conkling of Bristow, Oklahoma; a sister, Betty Parks of Wichita Falls, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; one son, Richard Walter Kear; four brothers, James Conkling, Charles Conkling, John Conkling, Jerry Conkling.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman with Rusty Tugman officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview McGuire Cemetery in Noble with Shane McElhaney, Cody McElhaney, Corey McElhaney, Trevor Turner, Kyle Kear, Dwayne Kear and Daniel Tomes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Capt. Derek C. Kear USAF. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 6-8 pm.


  • Shane McElhaney, Pallbearer
  • Cody McElhaney, Pallbearer
  • Corey McElhaney, Pallbearer
  • Trevor Turner, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Kear, Pallbearer
  • Dwayne Kear, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Tomes, Pallbearer
  • Capt. Derek C. Kear USAF, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2019


Margaret Loyce Kear

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