Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Bear, age 59 of Tippecanoe (West Chester) died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 in Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Born Dec. 3, 1952 in Twin City Hospital, Dennison, he was a son of the late Dean Emery Bear and Esther Louise Rogers Bear.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dean Bear in 1995, his father-in-law, Charles Starkey and his mother-in-law, Laverda Ridgway Starkey.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 with Pastor Paul Turner and Rev. Harry Milligan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.