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  • "Mrs. Pearson was my 4th grade teacher at Middle Paxton. She..."
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    - Bill Richards
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    - Rayeann (Fetterhoff) Yoder
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    - Debby Rudy
  • "Mom, you were there for me 110%. Love you always, Carol Ann"
    - Carol Marcotte
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Gainesville, FL - Elizabeth Pearson, 96, of The Village, Gainesville died February 15, 2014 in Haven Hospice. The daughter of Myrl Isaac Stewart and Gertrude (Nichol) Stewart of Marion Center, PA, she graduated from Marion Center High School and Indiana University of PA.

She enjoyed traveling, visiting; Israel, Jordan, Spain, Philippines, Scotland, and throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. An avid pinochle card player, she was a member of the Dauphin, PA Pinochle Club. Elizabeth was a member and Elder of the Hope Presbyterian Church of Dauphin, PA. She retired from Central Dauphin School District, PA after teaching 30 years. Upon moving to Florida, she joined the Gainesville First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her children: Stewart E. Pearson of Gainesville, Fl; Carol Marcotte of Rockville, MD; grandaughters: Rosalind Harmon of Springfield, IL; Erin Pearson and Britt Pearson of Gainesville, FL, and a grandson Raymond Marcotte, of Silver Spring, MD, and 2 great grandaughters, Molly and Madeleine Silverman. Her husband Emmett Pearson preceded her in death in 1990. Her very close friend Tom Richards preceded her in death in January 2014.

Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hope Presbyterian Church in Dauphin, PA at a future time. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Hope Presbyterian Church, 931 Red Hill Road, Dauphin, PA 17018 or the WoundedWarriorProject.org

Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014