Pearl Marshall, 82, of Seymour, formerly of Hayden, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, entering heaven after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease at Covered Bridge Health Campus.
Born Sept. 27, 1934, in Olin, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Claud and Lula Ingram, both of whom preceded her in death. In 1957 at Hayden Baptist Church, she married Robert “Jake” Marshall, who also preceded her in death.
Pearl graduated from Hayden High School in 1954. She was a charter member of Hayden Baptist Church, where she taught two generations of children in Sunday school and Bible class. She was a member of the Women’s Mission Circle, American Baptist Women and Hayden Historical Museum. Pearl also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, quilting, raising blueberries and spoiling Jake for 57 years. She loved the Lord, her church, her family and working for Arvin Industries in Columbus for 32 years. She also worked for Cummins Inc. in Columbus and G.C. Murphy in Seymour.
Words to describe Pearl Marshall are hardworking, loving, dedicated, loyal, caring, generous, a Christian woman, and always a shining example for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her extended family.
Survivors include three children, Alan (Kimberly) Marshall of Seymour, Marlene (Dave) White of Seymour and Randall (Brenda) Marshall of North Vernon; a brother, Vernon (Patricia) Ingram of Butlerville; seven grandchildren, Shawn (Courtney Knittel) Marshall of Indianapolis, Kimberly (Chris) Clegg of Seymour, Missy (Dave Newkirk) White of Seymour, Kellie (Todd) Barriger of North Vernon, Caitlin (Katie Layman-Schnepp) Dickman of Greenwood, Samuel Brewster of Hayden and Rebecca (Justin) Walsh of Wichita, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Clegg, Joshua Clegg, Alexa Walsh, Cora Marshall, Jo Barriger, Aric Barriger and Grant Dickman; a sister-in-law, Verda (Bill) Ruddick of Seymour; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Ingram.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hayden Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Sorrels officiating. Burial will be at Hayden Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Schneck Hospice, the Michael J. Fox Foundation of Parkinson’s Research or Hayden Historical Museum.
Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in her memory at sawyerfuneralservice.com.