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Annetta  "Ann"  Pearson
  • Yorkville Community Church
    11523 East D. Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083

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“I knew Mrs. Annetta for about 3 years She was a beautiful soul, very smart and funny and loved her family amd friends She will be missed ❤ ”
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“Mrs. Pearson, thank you for raising a wonderful family, especially your daughter Debbie. I know they all miss you, but are glad they had you for so...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kath Rooney - Kalamazoo, MI

“Your Mother was a great role model. How fortunate you all were to have had her guidance. ”
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“Visiting and spending time with Aunt Annetta and her family was alway a special treat. I have so many great memories with her. Growing up my family...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Candy Miller Calbert - Pensacola, FL

“Sandy, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your Aunt. She was a very special lady, friend and neighbor. She will always be in my prayers. ”
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Annetta M. "Ann" Pearson, 97, of Richland, died September 12, 2020 at Parkview Pines. Ann was born August 20, 1923 in Kalamazoo to Kobe and Henrietta (VanDyke) VanderMolen. She graduated from Kellogg High School and Argubright Business College. Ann was a realtor in the Battle Creek area for many years.

Ann attended the former Trinity Reform Church in Battle Creek, Day Bible Church and was most recently a member at Yorkville Community Church. She was a member of the Ladies of the Lake at Gull Lake and the Alumni Association for Kellogg School. She enjoyed playing golf at Gull Lakeview golf course and reading.

Ann grew up on the farm that is present day Gilmore Car Museum. She was married to Owen L. Pearson on May 3, 1942 in the farmhouse that is now a museum. Owen sadly preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Deisler; a grandson, Thomas "TJ" Pearson and 13 brothers and sisters.

Ann is survived by two daughters, Sherry (Mike) Sakko and Deborah Pearson; a son, Thomas (Cindy) Pearson; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a son-in-law, Steve Deisler.

Funeral services to celebrate Ann's life will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 p.m. The service will be Live-Streamed and may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/307833. A private entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Yorkville Community Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.