Dorothy Lavon ‘Bonnie’ Pearson


Dorothy Lavon “Bonnie” Pearson, 83, of Greensburg, formerly of Columbus, died at 9:15 a.m. March 8, 2018, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Dorothy was born August 13, 1934, in Kurtz, Indiana, the daughter of George and Goldie Roberson Ryan.

She married Dorence D. Pearson December 19, 1953, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2014.

She was very active in the Moose Lodge for many years and loved dancing, singing karaoke, playing cards and being with her friends.

Bonnie devoted most of her life to caring for her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family immensely, especially her grandsons.

She never met a stranger and loved helping people. Her big, beautiful personality shined light on all who knew her.

She took great pride in her home, all her family and in living life to the fullest.

She will be missed deeply but will live on in the hearts of Melissa, Dustin and Aaron for all eternity.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Garland Brook Cemetery with Pastor Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Calling hours will be from 12 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus.

Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047) directly or thru the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Pearson Vardzik of Noblesville; sisters, Hazel McKinney of West Virginia and Lois McKinney of Seymour; grandchildren, Dustin J. King of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Aaron L. King of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a great-grandchild, Elliott King; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dorence; and three brothers and seven sisters.

Arrangements provided by the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet. Information:

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