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Pearl G. Darling

Thu, Jul 3rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Pearl G. Darling, 88, of Decorah, Iowa, a longtime Burr Oak-area farm homemaker, died June 27, 2003 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Pearl G. Harvey was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Bluffton, Iowa, to Harry and Myrtle (Greenslade) Harvey. She attended Hesper-area country schools. On Aug. 14, 1930, she married Kenneth W. Darling at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, for more than 50 years. Her husband died May 21, 1994. Mrs. Darling continued to live on the farm until moving to Decorah last year. She was a member of the Burr Oak Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin (LaVonne) and Dean (Ginger), both of rural Mabel; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Warren (Inez) Harvey of Ridgeway, Iowa, and Clyde Harvey of Westfield, Wis.; and a sister, Wilma Thorson of Harmony. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, two brothers and three sisters.

The funeral was held July 1, 2003 at the Methodist Church in Burr Oak, Iowa, with the Rev. Anita Bane officiating. Burial was in Burr Oak Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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