Ethel Otis Bearden died on Oct. 26 at the age of 88. She was born on Oct. 21, 1916 in Ozark, Ark. to Otis and Vergie Grissom.

She grew up in Arkansas and married Eustace Bearden there on Feb. 4, 1933. They came to Visalia in 1945 and she worked as a seamstress a number of years for several men's clothing stores in Visalia most recently with Patrick James. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Visalia since the 1940s.

She is survived by her husband, Eustace Bearden of Visalia; one son, Charles Bearden of Visalia; three sisters, Dana Reasner and Alice Foster both of Visalia, and Johnnie Slover of Bakersfield.

At her request no services will be held. Online condolences may be made to www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel.

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