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Donna L. Pearson

June 30, 1931 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 90)


Donna L. Pearson, age 90, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at her home in Celina.

Born June 30, 1931, in Tama, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Albert and Carrie Irene (Anderson) Dysert, and her second mother, Cora Irey Dysert.

She married Edwin L. Pearson on June 30, 1949, and he preceded her in death July 31, 1993.

Donna was the mother of 5 children: Rick L. (Toni) Pearson of LaOtto, IN, twins: Patrick A. "Butch" Pearson, who died in February 2018 and Pamela K. Pearson, of Celina, Ralph E. (Karen) Pearson of Bluffton, IN, and Donna Denise "Tootie" Pearson of Celina.

She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Pearson, of Huntington, IN, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, a sister-in-law, Betty (Larry) Cook, of Bedford, IN, and many nieces & nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her brothers & sisters: infant sister Betty, Dalton Dysert, Dorothy Beougher, Doris Ellis, infant brother Dorsey, Dick Dysert, and Bill Dysert.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Celina American Legion Post #210 and the former Pilgrim Holiness Church in Celina.  Donna liked to watch sitcoms and game shows on television.  

Favorite activities were spending time with her family and grandchildren and attending their sports and activities, when she was able.  In years past, she enjoyed gardening.  A Homemaker, Donna was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

Private Funeral Services will be held for the family at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.

Burial will be take place at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association or The Cancer Association of Mercer County.


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