Woodward, Okla. —
Pearl had many interests. She loved checking the cattle and caring for them. Each cow had a name and she always knew what day each cow would calve. Pearl also loved watching football, basketball, and baseball. She loved her teams whether it was the Vici Indians, the Dallas Cowboys, OU, OSU, or the Oklahoma Thunder. Pearl was very supportive of her church and her community. She was baptized into the Church of the Firstborn in 1950. She was a woman of faith, and she helped her church people by being a midwife, cooking for those who were sick or in sorrow, and sitting with those who were ill. Pearl was very supportive of the youth in her community and was very active in PTA while her children were at home. She continued to support the youth for the rest of her life and loved to attend their many activities, especially sports.
Pearl is survived by her husband Raymond, of the home; her four children and their spouses; Dr. Leslie and Jeri White of Cushing, OK, Vera and Steve Burton of Newcastle, OK; Vayda and Joe Brown of Arapaho, OK; and Larry and Angela White of Vici, OK; her 10 grandchildren, Nikki Nichols, Bret White, Brad White, Shelley and Ryan Overholt, Stacie and Brent Bauman, Stefanie and Jeff Douglas, Sam and Olivia Brown, Laci and Jason Pool, Jason and Cinnamon White, and Courtney and Rusty Menefee; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Hilda Bednarz; 2 brothers, Elroy Dieringer, and Clarence Dieringer; sister-in-laws, Mary Dieringer, Dorothy Dieringer, Nelda Tebow, Wanda White; brothers-in-law, Clarence Guentert, and Sherrill White; many nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held on Thursday January 17, 2013 at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn Vici, Oklahoma with interment following in Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family and Memorial Tribute viewed at shawfuneralhome.net