Pearl Karraker

Pearl Karraker

Pearl E. Karraker, 93, of Metropolis, formerly of McClure, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Born on July 17, 1924 in Dover, New Hampshire, Pearl was the daughter of Alphonse and Florence Court Gagne. She married Lynn J. Karraker Jr. on Dec. 6, 1947.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1966.

Pearl loved being surrounded by her family and friends.  She enjoyed gardening and food service.  She attended the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her children, Madeline Schwartz and husband Stan of Murphysboro; Steve Karraker and wife Cheryl of Metropolis, Diane Pearl and husband Eddie of McClure and MaryAnn Karraker of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Sutliff of Adirondack, New York and Paul Sutliff and wife Brenda of Cobden; and one sister, Linda Kelsey of Denver, Colorado.

Besides her husband, Pearl was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service was held Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro with Bryan McAlister officiating.

Interment followed at Christian Chapel Cemetery in Dongola.

Memorials may be made to Christian Chapel Cemetery.

  —Paid Obituary—

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