Betty Pearson

Friday, February 1, 2002

COBDEN, Ill. -- Betty O. Pearson, 85, of Cobden died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill.

She was born Feb. 22, 1916, in Danville, Ark., daughter of Marshall and Anna McClure Mungle. She and Harvey S. Pearson were married July 9, 1932, in Cobden. He died April 3, 1994.

Pearson was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Paul Pearson of Cobden; two daughters, Frances Chunn of Jacksonville, Texas, Bea Johnson of Elgin, Ill.; a brother, L.D. Mungle of Michigan; a sister, Rupell Garrigus of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and a grandchild.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Wollard officiating. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery.