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Joan “Jody” Pearl ~ In Our Care

Joan “Jody” Marie Pearl

Maysville, Missouri……Joan “Jody” Pearl, age 67, was born November 17, 1954, in Cameron, Missouri the daughter of Keith and Norma (Owen) Meek and passed away April 3, 2022.

Jody was a 1973 graduate of Cameron High school. After high school Jody and Ronnie Pearl were united in marriage on November 10, 1973, at the First Christian Church in Maysville, Missouri and to this union three sons were born.

Jody worked many years for Dekalb County with the majority of those years as the collector/treasurer until her retirement. She volunteered at St. Luke’s North Hospital after moving to Smithville.

Jody loved spending time with her family and especially her two grandchildren. She always looked forward to going to Colorado to spend time with Justin, hiking mountains and spending time outdoors.

She had a smile that would light up a room and humor that would have everyone laughing. She enjoyed listening to live music and was especially fond of bluegrass and Americana. She had a loving soul that touched the lives of everyone she ever met.

She is preceded in death by her mother; Norma Jean; sister, Diane Decker; nieces, Carrie Steele and Christin Palmer.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ronnie, of the home; father, Keith Meek; sons, Brian (Elizabeth) Pearl of Kansas City, Kendall (Rachael) Pearl of Kansas City, and Justin Pearl of Colorado; sisters, Verna Meek and Janet Meek of Cameron; grandchildren, Brady and Victoria Pearl; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery of Maysville.  Visitation:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday April 8, 2022 at the funeral home. 

Memorial Contributions: First Christian Church, Fairport Lions Club, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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36 Responses to “Joan “Jody” Pearl ~ In Our Care”

  1. Bertha April 4, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

    So sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs for all.

    The Meeks
    Mary and Bertha Meek

  2. Doug Sackman April 5, 2022 at 12:58 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. A classmate always!

    • Charli Seitz April 5, 2022 at 2:46 am #

      Yes, Doug, absolutely. Sadness overwhelms my heart.

  3. Charli Seitz April 5, 2022 at 2:44 am #

    There are no words—only love for the family and the love of Joan, which will live forever in our hearts! She was such a fun person and a wonderful and classmate loved by many. All who are affected by this great loss are in my prayers. May the Divine Love of the Universe embrace you and bring you comfort and peace.

  4. Linda white April 5, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time.

    Jeff and Linda White

  5. Debbie April 5, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Will always remember her pleasant personality and beautiful soul. May you find comfort in God’s loving arms. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Class of 73
    Debbie Brooks Hoggatt

  6. Lisa Bird April 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Brent and I send you many prayers. Jody was loved by everyone who knew her.

  7. Matthew Mulcahy April 5, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

    So sorry to here of your great loss. Susie and I will keep you in our prayers. May the spirit comfort you and your family.
    With great love Matt and Sue

  8. Tana Snyder April 5, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie, Brian, Kendal, Justin and the rest of the family. Jody was a sweet and caring lady. She raised three wonderful young men. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

  9. Kristi Clark April 5, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jody was such a sweetheart. Loved having you guys as friends and neighbors for many years.
    Kristi Clark, Andrew Neil, Kelsey Neil and Cheyenne Machetta

  10. David and Michelle Owen April 5, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  11. Doug and Carol McCrea April 5, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

    So sorry for your family. Jody was a sweetheart and always a smile. As the days pass may the happy joyful loving memories rush back to each of you. The memories become more precious each day.

  12. Carla and Irving Morales April 5, 2022 at 11:04 pm #

    We’re so very sorry for your loss.
    Carla (Owen) and Irving Morales

  13. Betty Graham April 6, 2022 at 2:04 am #

    Ronnie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers

  14. David peterson April 6, 2022 at 2:18 am #

    Ronnie our hearts break for you and your boys at this difficult time. Jody was the sweetest person we had ever met. Everyone loved her and your wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She loved nothing more than her family….. until you meet again…. And you will just know how much you are loved

    David and Marilyn Peterson

  15. Frank April 6, 2022 at 2:44 am #

    So sorry to hear about Jody. Loved her a lot. She was a dear cousin.
    Frank Owen

  16. Chuck Pemberton April 6, 2022 at 3:27 am #

    I have only the fondest memories of being her classmate for so many years. Smart, kind, funny and sweet. I was truly blessed to know her and my prayers and condolences to her family.

  17. Regina Walters Sweeney April 6, 2022 at 11:39 am #

    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Jody. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and close friends.

  18. Steven Smith April 6, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

    Condolences to the family. Jody always added joy and life wherever she went and served all well.

  19. Nanci (Jones) Edwards April 6, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

    I will miss you my beautiful friend .. you were always so full of energy and zest for life and adored your family especially your grandbabes so much .. God has welcomed in an ageless angel so deserving of her wings .. keep the celebration going till we meet again .Prayers for all the family

  20. Larry Cole April 6, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

    Condolences to you and your family, words are never enough.

  21. William Hobbs April 6, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Ronnie, Verna, Janet and extended family, she was a beautiful lady and will be missed. Billy and Annette Hobbs.

  22. Jim Callaway April 6, 2022 at 9:11 pm #

    Thoughts and prayers to the family

  23. Rick Sifers April 6, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

    So sorry to learn of her passing. She was a very special gal.

  24. Valija April 7, 2022 at 12:43 am #

    Ronnie so sorry to hear about Jody. She was such a great soul, and I remember our time in Maysville and would sit at your kitchen table and laugh so much. Our trip to Colorado, so great! I know how you are in shock. Bless you and your family!

  25. Mark and Laure Tunks April 7, 2022 at 3:56 am #

    We are so sorry for your loss! Sending lots of hugs and prayers!

  26. Debbie Quicke (Shepherd) April 7, 2022 at 5:07 am #

    So sorry to hear of this sad news. Jody was a sweet and kind classmate. Sending love and prayers to the family. May God give you peace and comfort.

  27. Jill Boyer April 7, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

    Ronnie (Dude), I have such fond memories of Jody and the times we spent together; although long ago, still fresh in my heart…Heartfelt prayers to you and your family.

  28. Linda Blum April 7, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Ronnie. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family.
    ~Linda (Wright) Blum

  29. Cathy Major April 7, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jody always had a beautiful smile and a kind word. I know she will be sadly missed by many. Much love and many prayers for all of you.

    Randy & Cathy Major

  30. Ron Rummage April 8, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

    My condolences to the family.

  31. Paula Vogel April 8, 2022 at 5:43 pm #

    It is a terrible loss for all of us who knew her. I am thinking of you all as her family and how devastating this is. She was nice, kind, and the sweetest person. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be so missed by all who knew her.
    Paula Vogel

  32. Cyndi Fuller April 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

    So sorry for your loss, she will be missed.

  33. Sharon Cockrum April 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

    Spent so many years at Jeff City with Jody at our county collectors association meetings. Such a wonderful person and such a kind heart. Her smile made the world a better place. Keep her memories close and she will always be with you. Sending heartfelt blessings to your family.

  34. Sally Heisten April 8, 2022 at 9:55 pm #

    Oh Dude! My heart and soul are broken. Jody is such a good friend. Words alone cannot even capture her presence. Such a beautiful, warm, kind, funny, loving, caring person, that loved life with you, the boys & families, and those so special grandkids! I will miss her like a family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you Jody (& Dude), fly high with the angels my dear friend, for you were an angel on earth! Until we meet again! ❤❤

  35. Ann Dorrel(Schlorff) April 12, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

    So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family..

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