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Marian Gabriel Stearns

May 17, 1949 June 14, 2020
Marian Gabriel Stearns
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Obituary for Marian Gabriel Stearns

Mrs. Marian Gabriel Stearns, 71 of Hickory passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton, NC. She was born May 17, 1949 in Catawba County the daughter of the late Joe Boyce Gabriel, Sr. and Blanche Miller Gabriel. She was a member of Grace Reformed Church of Newton. She graduated from UNCG and went on to have a successful career with then Superior Cable/ Siecor, now Corning. She had a deep love and respect for nature and especially, enjoyed bird watching and exploring the beauty of the outdoors. After retirement, she volunteered at the Catawba County Historical Association and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Catherine Stearns Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jeremiah “J.B.” Beacham Stearns,

Daughter: Amy Stearns McGhinnis of Hickory, NC

2 Brothers: Boyce “Bo” Gabriel and wife Kim of Newton
Bill Gabriel of Newton

2 sisters-in-laws: Susan Ramseur and husband, Joe of Newland, NC
Jane Stearns of Conover

4 grandsons: Christopher “Gabe” Smith
Aiden Smith
Jack McGhinnis
Drew McGhinnis

Numerous nieces and nephews

Graveside services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020. at Eastview City Cemetery, Newton, NC. The family will receive friends following the graveside at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, 210 2nd Street SE, Hickory NC 28602

Burke Mortuary & Crematory in Newton is serving the Stearns family.

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3:00 PM 6/19/2020 3:00:00 PM
Eastview Cemetery

23 S. Brady Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Eastview Cemetery
23 S. Brady Avenue Newton 28658 NC
United States

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Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC Final Resting Place

23 S. Brady Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

23 S. Brady Avenue Newton 28658 NC
United States

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