Obituaries: Betty L. Pearson

OTTUMWA-Betty L. Pearson, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 6:14 a.m. June 7, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born June 19, 1932 in Centerville, IA to Glen James and Cordelia Armentrout Corbett.  Betty married Donald T. Pearson on April 9, 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1995.

A graduate of Centerville High School, Betty had worked at Pamida and as a flagger for Norris Asphalt.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (David) Blaise of Ottumwa; 2 grandchildren, David Starr of Johnston and Tanya Bosley of Knoxville, TN; 4 great-grandchildren, Bruce Magee Jr. of Ottumwa, Malaney Magee of Knoxville, TN, David Starr Jr. of Johnston and Abbe Elyse Starr of Webster, WI.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, James, Carl and Darl Corbett.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Skinner officiating.

The family will be present one hour prior to the service to greet friends.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.