Saturday, December 26, 2015

Obituary - Pearl Darlene Compton

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Pearl Darlene Compton

Pearl Darlene Compton, age 78, of Nevada, MO passed from this life at 7:20 a.m. December 25, 2015 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. She was born February 19, 1937 in Deerfield, MO the daughter of Aldric Ellis and Virginia Adeline (Harding) Pettibon. In 1956 she was united in marriage to Elbert Lee Compton in Deerfield and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1996. 

Darlene attended school in Deerfield in her early years then graduated from Nevada High School with the Class of 1955. The following year she married Mr. Compton and they were blessed with six children. For more than ten years Darlene owned and operated an in-home day care. She did work for a time at Nellie Don and Key Industries. She closely followed her children in all of their school activities through the years and cheered at many wrestling and football games in which her sons were involved. She was an outstanding mother and grandmother, a great cook, and someone who always made “everything right”. She made sure that her family never went without anything that they needed. They could always count on her. She loved flower gardening, the Kansas City Chiefs, and crocheting baby blankets for anyone who might enjoy one for their newest family member.

Survivors include her children, Elbert Lee Compton, Jr. and Cindy of Hudson, WI; Brenda Sumner and Foxie of Nevada; Rhonda Eador of Nevada; Michael Compton and Kyla of Walker; Carla Guss and Stewart of Fort Scott, KS; and Tresha Compton and John Martin of Nevada; twenty-two grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; siblings, Larry Pettibon and Tommie; Clifford (Bud) Pettibon and Donna; Lucy Garrett and Dick; Phyllis Stoddard and Ronnie; Vickie Wolford and Dick; and Lelia Shields; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Vivian; Glendyn (Bog); Albert; Kenneth; Paul; Helen; June and Anna Laura Noone.

Funeral services for Pearl Darlene Compton are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the New Life Homeless Shelter in Nevada (affiliate of the Pine Street Baptist Church) in care of Ferry Funeral Home.