Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 24, 2012
OBITUARY ~ ANNA PEARL (COLLIER) MAY
July 18, 1927 ~ May 18, 2012
Anna Pearl MAY, daughter of Elmer W. and Roxie (ARCHER) COLLIER, was born July 18, 1927 near Malvern, Iowa. Pearl moved
with her family to the Mount Ayr, Iowa area at a young age where she lived the rest of her life. Pearl married Carl
Edward MAY on January 26, 1947 in Mount Ayr.
Pearl was a homemaker and worked as a paper hanger for many years. She
loved dancing and playing cards, cribbage and bears. Pearl always wanted to be called "Mom" by her family and their
After Carl passed away on July 28, 1986, Pearl moved to Tingley. Loren DRAKE would become her special friend
and companion until his passing in August of 2011.
Pearl passed away on May 17, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl, and siblings, John COLLIER, Lorraine COMER,
Everett (Buck) COLLIER and twin brothers in infancy, Tommie and Donnie COLLIER.
Those left to cherish her memory
include her children, Erwin MAY of Chula Vista, California, Carlotta (John) CARR of Des Moines, Iowa and Carlene (Dan
ERICKSON) BLOMKER of Humboldt, Iowa; a foster son, Rick (Laura) MEDLIN, who came into their family in 1974; 10
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives; two very close friends, Margaret HULL and Lowell
SCHAEFER, and many friends in the community.
A memorial fund has been established to the Tingley Meal Site.
were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, May 21, 2012, with Pastor Edward SHIELDS officiating.
Musicians were Andy TRULLINGER, Mary DAVENPORT and Margaret BICKERS.
Casket bearers included Chad
BLOMKER, Clint Blomker, Ryan MAY, John Michael CARR, Eric SUMMA and Eugene DILLENBURG.
Honorary pallbearers were
Cody BLOMKRE, Leslee COLLINS, Valerie LENNON, Jeromy ROCKWELL, Johnathon MEDLIN and Alex MEDLIN.
Burial was in the
Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012
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