Archive for Thursday, October 7, 1999


October 7, 1999

Sophia Ina Pearson, 92, Council Grove, died Thursday, Sept, 30, 1999, at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove.
She was born June 3, 1907, in Alta Vista, the daughter of David and Emma Kuhn McDiffett. On March 23, 1927, she married John Andrew Pearson in Junction City. She was a homemaker all of her life and a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: John McDiffett, Floyd McDiffett, and Glen McDiffett; six sisters, Edith McDiffett, Ethel McDiffett, Jean McDiffett and Bessie McDiffett, Charlotte McGrew and Minnie Karmer; and one son: Melvin Pearson.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Charles Pearson and his wife Eleanor, Great Bend, John Pearson Jr. and his wife, Florence, Dublin, Calif., Lloyd D. Pearson and his wife, Jean, Tonganoxie, Donald Pearson and wife, Darlene, Concordia, and Dick Pearson, Omaha; three daughters, Berti Teneyck and her husband Ed, Haysville, Deloris Raby, Pickens, S.C., Debra Wilson and her husband, Richard, Americus; two sisters, Celia Glessner, Junction City and Donna Cowdin, Jamesville, Minn.; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 4, at the Simpson United Methodist Church, Alta Vista, with burial at the Alta Vista Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in care of Kendall Funeral Chapel, Council Grove.

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