Pearl Marie Morehead
Pearl Marie Morehead, 94, of Tipton, Iowa and formerly of Lebanon, South Dakota, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton, Iowa. Funeral services were held July 15 at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, with the Rev. David Lorenzen officiating. Graveside services and burial were conducted July 17 at the Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, South Dakota.
Pearl was born on June 11, 1920 in New Salem, ND and was raised in the home of August and Mary Grube Schedel. At an early age she moved with her family to Wisconsin and then back to where she finished her school years, graduating from high school in 1938. After attending Northern State College one year, Pearl taught in the rural schools three years and then worked in the County Auditor’s office.
On Dec. 7, 1942 she married Elmer Morehead and they lived on the farm 52 years. Their two daughters are Carolyn Tecklenburg, Battle Ground, WA and Sandra Mente, Tipton, Iowa. Pearl was a member of the Medicine Rock Senior Citizens Center and served on the board of directors acting as Secretary three years. She enjoyed being a part of a country ladies Bible study since 1976 until moving to Gettysburg, SD in 1994.
Pearl is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Tecklenburg and husband, Robert, of Battle Ground, WA and Sandra Mente and husband, Mark, of Tipton, Iowa; three grandsons, Troy (Denise) Mente, Todd (Amy) Mente and Terry (Kim) Mente, all of Tipton, Iowa; eight great grandchildren, Daulton, Ashley, Dylan, Austin, Dawson, Alyssa, Addison and Avery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer on April 9, 2005, two brothers, Hervey and Howard Schedel, and her sister, Helen.
Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge, South Dakota is in charge of graveside services. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.