Minnie Mykut, 79, Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Altoona, died Jan. 2, 2013. She was born in Wood, Pa., daughter of Wasco and Pauline (Maksimchak) Mykut. She is survived by five siblings: Ann Carpenter, Steve Mykut, Mary Panchisin, Rosalie Mykut and Nick Mykut. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stears; four brothers: John, Sam, Mike and Pete; and a sister, Emily. A funeral service was held Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Mooresville. Interment was in St. Michael's Orthodox Cemetery in Wood, Pa. Arrangements were by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C.