Pearl P. Petschauer
Pearl P. Petschauer, 94, of Springfield, died at 12:40 pm, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born August 24, 1918 in Illiopolis, to John “Jim” C. and Jessie B. Bequeaith Ealey. She married Louis Petschauer on August 30, 1937 and he preceded her in death on January 25, 1997.
Her parents; one sister, Ruby Ealey; three brothers, Clarence, Paul (her twin) and John Ealey also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Kaehler of Springfield, Judith Graham of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Ann Scheib of Springfield and Carolyn (Larry) Moore of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pearl was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 437 and Home Extension of Mary Todd. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She worked for Springfield Public School District 186 as a cook for seventeen years, retiring in 1973.
Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday, April 5, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Illinois Presbyterian Home.
A special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff that cared for our mom.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I Love and Miss you so much Gramma! Love Nanna
Pearl, a fun loving and giving person. One to never be forgotten. Thanks for all the fun times. May you rest in peace. Cathy Ward
In the short time I've know Pearl, I have been blessed beyond imagination. What a day to go to Heaven! I will always love you, Pearl and the "Sisters" like family.
What a wonderful lady you were. So full of life and the joy you brought to the rest of us. Always remembered and loved.
donna hickerson posted on 4/5/13
dear joyce - what a pearl - so aptly named - you girls had so much fun with your mom.some might say you are lucky - i say any daughter who puts so much into a relationship with her mother deserves the closeness and love that you all had. Not everyone has that - not everyone cares the way you did. I know you will miss your Mom - but just try to think about your dad taking care of her now - that has to be a good thought. thinking of you and your sisters at this time.