Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mildred M. Pearson (November 9, 2010)

Mildred M. Pearson, 90, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 9, 2010 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born November 28, 1919 in Darke County, daughter to the late John Ernest and Virgil (Laughlin) Gibbons In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Pearson in 1965; a brother, Harold Gibbons; a sister, Ada Mae McMichael; a half brother, James Ancil Gibbons; and four half sisters, Luella LeMaster, Theda Hathaway, Marvel Strait-Morris, and Lavitis Haines.

Mildred was one of the first employees at Corning Glass, retiring after 36 years. She attended the Greenville Missionary Church and was active with the Corning Retirees. She enjoyed playing cards with her card club and the Senior Citizens and when she was able she had been an avid bowler.

Mildred is survived by her children, Nancy (Pete) Hemer of Greenville, Judy (Doug) Baker of Greenville, Carol Bundschuh of Greenville, Sandy (Mike) McClurg of Versailles, Linda Rentschler of Kettering and Michael (Rosie) Pearson of Versailles; 16 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; a brother, Lester (Annabel) Gibbons of West Carrollton; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Oswalt of New Weston.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 13, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.