OBITUARY - PEARL JUNE (MATTHEWS) WARIN
Pearl June (MATTHEWS) was born June 13, 1907 in Tabor, Iowa, the first child and daughter of Eugene and Nora (BUCKINGHAM)
MATTHEWS. Pearl, a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2001 at the age of 93
Pearl grew up in Tabor with her sister Mabel and four brothers, Dave, Maurice, Earl and Dale. She attended Iowa State
University and was a teacher at Mount Ayr high school when she met her future husband, Emmet R. WARIN. They were united in
marriage on June 5, 1938, at St. Patrick's Church in Imogene, Iowa.
They stayed in Mount Ayr where Emmet was an attorney and were blessed with two sons, Mike and Bill. Pearl assisted Emmet
with income tax work for many years. She was an avid bridge player, liked to collect and refinish antique furniture,
quilted numerous quilts and liked to attend bingo nights. She still did many of these things up until her passing and had
a mind as sharp as a tack.
She is survived by her oldest son, Michael; daughters-in-law, Deanna (TAYLOR) WARIN and Ann (WATSON) WARIN; grandchildren,
Mike and Michelle WARIN of Pella, Iowa, Joe and Donna WARIN of Clearfield, Iowa, Stephanie and Brad BUTLER of Scottsdale,
Arizona, Amy and Scott HANEY of Mesa, Arizona, Jennifer and T. J. CASEY of Mesa; six great-grandchildren; a sister Mabel
GEORGESEN of Evansville, Indiana; and brother Dale and wife Clara Jane MATTHEWS of Shenandoah, Iowa.
Pearl loved her family dearly and was a constant inspiration due to all she was able to accomplish. She made many creative
birthday cakes for her grandchildren and taught them all to play the card game, Kings on the Corner.
Preceding Pearl in death were her husband Emmet WARIN; her youngest son Bill; and three brothers, Dave, Maurice and Earl.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mount Ayr with Father Thomas DOOLEY
officiating. Lectors were Michelle WARIN and Amy HANEY. Gift bearers were Donna WARIN, Stephanie BUTLER and Jennifer
CASEY. Nancy SACKETT and Judy CUNNING were musicians. Casket bearers were Michael R. WARIN, Joe WARIN, Brad BUTLER,
Scott HANEY, T. J. CASEY and David GEORGESEN.
Pearl was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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