On January 31, 2009 BETTY J. LEAR beloved wife of the late John Joseph Lear; devoted mother of Patricia Pendleton and Richard, William R. Lear, Mary T. Iman and Duke and the late Deborah Ann Lear; loving sister of Phyllis, Sandra, Mary Kay, and the late Joyce and Duke; beloved friend of Ruth Kazmierski and Mary Sapp. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Christian Wake Service at the Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, MD on Monday at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Family invite friends to call at the funeral home on Monday 3-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 2004.