Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 21, 2012 11:29 am EST


CARLISLE — M. Cathryn B. Pearce, 92, of Carlisle, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the Church of God Home in Carlisle.

Born April 7, 1919, in Centerburg, she was a daughter of the late Jay M. and Mildred H. Kees Bell. Cathryn was a 1937 graduate of Centerburg High School. She moved from Ohio to Long Beach, Calif., then to Louisiana, where she worked for an engineering firm and finally made her way back to Ohio to the family farm she loved so much. Cathryn will always be remembered as a hard worker. In her retirement she enjoyed her grandchildren, loved animals, especially watching birds, and a good laugh.

Surviving are one son, Bill Pearce (and wife, Melissa Waugh) of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mary L. Brunski (and husband, Paul) of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; two granddaughters, Sibylle C. Pearce of Kent, England, and Sarah A. Brunski of Mount Holly Springs; and one grandson, Peter W. Brunski of Mount Holly Springs. She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Perkins.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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