Mount Vernon News
  • Pearl L. Sturbois

  • October 12, 2010

BEAVERCREEK — Pearl L. (Bollinger) Sturbois, 92, of Beavercreek quietly passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at The Hospice of Dayton.

Born in Thibodaux, La., she came to Beavercreek in 2003 from Newport Richey, Fla., and lived at Trinity Retirement Community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theophile Leonard and Edna Ford Leonard; her first husband of 20 years, John P. Bollinger, to whom she was married in July 1943 in New Orleans. Their marriage ended with his unexpected death in August 1963. On her birthday, Sept. 11, 1965, she married her second husband, Ernest J. Sturbois, and they were married for 34 years. Their marriage ended with his death in October 1999.

She is survived by her brother, Karl Leonard of Golden Meadow, La.; sister, Rosalie Lancaster of Phoenix, Ariz.; sons, John (Patricia) Bollinger of Key West, Fla., and James (Laureene) Bollinger of Beavercreek; stepdaughter Gail Breneman of Marysville; stepson, Mark Sturbois of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pearl grew up in New Orleans and moved to Grove City, Pa., shortly after her first marriage and then to Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1958. After retiring from Cooper Energy Services, Pearl and Ernest, moved to Newport Richey, Fla. In 2003, she moved back to Beavercreek to be close to her family and friends. She loved to travel and was an excellent cook. She was especially fond of her native Cajun cuisine. She loved to visit and entertain her many friends and family. She lived a full and happy life.

In memory of Pearl a donation may be made to any hospice location or a charity of one’s choice. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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