December 21, 1958 - March 22, 2021
SHEARER, Kelly, age 62, of Pleasant Plain, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. Kelly graduated from Franklin High School, class of ’76. She worked many years working with exotic animals at Kings Island on the safari tram ride experience. She loved her job at Kings Island and would have stayed there even longer if they had kept the attraction going. She moved on from Kings Island, however, and worked many more years for the North Carolina Zoo. Fun-loving, kind, gentle-hearted, giving, and outgoing, Kelly cared deeply for others and had a special place in her heart for animals. She kept several cats and dogs over the years, and supported local wildlife that visited her backyard. While working at Kings Island, she often gave special care to the exotic animals when off the clock. She was often known to take a baby animal home with her to be certain that they received life supporting care at night. In her caring spirit toward others, she spent many years of her life attending to her mother when her health was failing. Kelly collected arrowheads and marbles. Among many things, especially her unending love for animals, she will be remembered for how much she enjoyed sweets and Ginger Ale. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Peggy Shearer and her brother Rodney Shearer. She is survived by one brother Scott Shearer and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. A celebration of life gathering and visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, March 25 at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville. If desired, contributions may be made in Kelly’s memory to the SPCA. In an effort to be conscious of the current COVID-19 risk, the family invites all who are interested to view the gathering on the Websteam at www.stubbsconner.com, accessible by clicking the link below Kelly’s obituary on your mobile device or by accessing it from tribute wall tab of her page via computer or tablet. Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.
SHEARER, Kelly, age 62, of Pleasant Plain, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. Kelly graduated from Franklin High School, class of ’76. She worked many years working with exotic animals at Kings Island on the safari tram ride experience.... View Obituary & Service Information
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