LADDONIA— Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Laddonia Christian Church for Mrs. Everett Pearl, 79, who died Saturday afternoon at her home after a lingering illness. The Rev. Ronald Irons conducted the service and burial was to be in the Laddonia cedmetery.
G.W. Smith was soloist, and sked to serve as pallbearers were Ronnie Beedie, Gene Beedle, Roy Chrismer, Edwin Slavens, Walter Slavens and Hurley Garnett.
The foremer Donia Frances Slavens, Mrs. Pearl was born April 14, 1883, near Laddonia, where she spent most of her life. She was the daughter of T. J. and Olivia Elsberry Slavens.
She was married to Mr. Pearl, who survives, on March 26, 1919.
Besides her husband, she leaves a step-son, Estlyn Pearl of Wappello, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Sallie) Plant of Benton City and Mrs. William (Anna) Gilbert of Laddonia; a brother, Dean Slavens of Farber, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Her parents and three brothers, Fletcher, Edd and Clarence Slavens, preceded her in death.
At an early age Mrs. Pearl united with the West Cuivre Baptist Church and later changed her membership to the Laddonia Christian Church.
Newspaper unrecorded, February 1963.