November 27, 2013


Pearl Stewart, 89, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Beth Harbaugh officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and burial will be at a later date.

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Pearl Kathryn Stewart was born April 10, 1924 in Kniest Township, Carroll County, to Robert John and Lydia (Johnson) Olerich. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1942, and on Nov. 22, 1943 she married John Stewart in Sac City, Iowa. They later divorced. Pearl enjoyed visiting with people and helping others out whenever she could.

Pearl is survived by her daughter Sherry (Vaughn) Toyne of Freeport, Ill.; son Terry (DeDee) Stewart of Moreno Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son John Samuel; brothers Gilbert, Maurice, Edward and Johnnie Olerich; and sisters, Rosie Mohr, Violet Olerich and Bernice Campbell.