Pearl M. Arras, 91, of East Carondelet, Ill., born August 26, 1919, in Lenzburg, Ill., died September 28, 2010, at Columbia Convalescent Center, in Columbia, Ill.
Mrs. Arras enjoyed spending her time gardening and painting, but she especially cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Apostolic Worship Center, in Dupo, Ill. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lizzie, nee Fett, Bald; her loving husband, Elmer J. Arras; two brothers, Ralph and Albert Bald; and two sisters, Hilda Lowrey and Norine Kessler.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (David) Ham, of East Carondelet, Ill.; her grandchildren, Pamela (Maurice) Waldon, of East Carondelet, Ill., Patricia (Stephen) Peeck, of Centralia, Ill., and Michael (Tamara) Ham, of Dupo, Ill.; her eight great grandchildren, Lauren, Breanna, and Makenzie Waldon, Ethan, Gabriel, and Molly Peeck, Caleb and Audrey Ham; a brother, Harold (Jean) Bald, of Granite City, Ill.; and many other family and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to the Apostolic Learning Academy, Dupo, Ill. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday October 4, 2010, at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Batchelor officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.