Pearl Burrell

Pearl BurrellPearl Ivy Burrell, 95, of Morgantown, died at 10:52 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Brown County Health & Living Community.

Mrs. Burrell was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid knitter. She took great pleasure in knitting afghans for each nearby nursing home for several years and donated afghans to a local charity event each December.

Pearl was born in Whichampton, England on Feb. 17, 1921, to Tom Maidmont and Daisy Belcham.

After completing her general schooling she went on to attend Greggs School of Business. Upon graduating from business school she went to work for an architect and builder until the start of WWII, when she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1942. While in the service, her duties included working in operating rooms and the flight control tower.

During her time in the service she met Bart; they were married May 22, 1944; he preceded her in death July 21, 1983.

She was also preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Mather; stepfather, Fred Mather; father, Tom Maidmont; a son, John Burrell; and a brother, John Mather.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Evelyn) Burrell of Greenwood and Beverly (Larry) Bishop of Morgantown; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 4205 Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus, with Virgil Clotfelter officiating.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

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