Ruth Ann “Rudy” Pearson

December 23, 2015

Ruth Ann “Rudy” Pearson 93 of Frankfort died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.  She was born on October 13, 1922 in Shelbyville, IN to Raymond & Maude (Sorden) Spiegel.  On December 18, 1943 she married Edwin A. Pearson in Shelbyville. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2002.

After moving to Frankfort in 1978 she and her husband opened Pearson’s Hallmark Store which they owned and operated. Rudy was a 1941 graduate of Shelbyville High School. She then attended Lindenwood College before attending Butler University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Her memberships included St. Matthew United Methodist Church & Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a past board member of Clinton County Hospital and while in Indianapolis she was active in the Junior League.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 28th at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit from noon until time of services. Entombment will follow the services in Green Lawn Mausoleum in Frankfort. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 809 N. Columbia Street, Frankfort, IN 46041

Survived by:

1 Daughter: Ann (Husband-Nick) Zafran of Frankfort 1 Son: Ed (Wife-Nancy) Pearson of Frankfort Grandchildren: Nick (Wife-Heather) Zafran, Amy (Husband-Roddy) Norrod, Scott (Wife-Erin) Pearson, Kevin Pearson & TJ Pearson. Great Grandchildren: Matthew, Beatrix and Cordelia


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Ruth Ann “Rudy” Pearson”

  1. Jan Ragan December 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Thinking of you all at this sad time! Sure can put a damper on the holidays! Wishing you all well and hope your New Year can bring comfort!

  2. Joe & Karen Richard December 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Jim December 25, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Mrs Pearson, I will always remember you for your welcoming personality and bubbly demeanor. You were an angel her on earth.
    Jim, Teresa, Emily and Julia Golichowski

  4. Jan Kersey December 25, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    To family, So sorry to hear about and read about your Mother’s death. She was a
    very special lady. Prayers are going out to you and all. Jan and Gary Kersey

  5. Ken and Joyce Olsen December 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Jack & Carla Clemens December 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    So enjoyed working with Rudy at the store. She was so energetic and enjoyed life. A fine lady in all she did. God bless you with loving memories and peace.

  7. Jim and Becky Herron December 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    It was only for a short time, but we were nextdoor neighbors to the Pearsons on Maple Court. We have fond memories of both Ed and Rudy. Our prayers are with Nick, Ann Eddie, Nancy and their families.

  8. Jeff Cox December 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Jeff and Kathy Cox

  9. Kelly Scheid December 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Every time I saw Mrs. Pearson she put a smile on my face!

  10. Carl & Donna Chezem & Mary Frances Lucas December 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Rudy was such a good friend to Mom when she came to the Manor and enjoyed her being her next door neighbor. She was always smiling and giving a wink. She was such a fun lady and will be greatly missed. Our granddaughters called her the “Candy Lady” and were so sad to learn of her passing. Wishing all your family blessings and comfort.

  11. Max and Sue Swackhamer December 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Ed, Nancy, and family…We were sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Prayers continue for all of your family!

  12. Martha & Norman McDermott January 4, 2016 at 11:03 am

    To Ann, Nick and Pearson Family:
    Norman and I are still thinking about all of you at this time. We haven’t seen Mrs. Pearson in a number of years, yet we still miss knowing she’s not with us. Her happy spirit lives on.
    We send our love and condolences.

  13. Pam Ostler January 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I loved her and her stories!! I will always think of her when I see watermelon, and how hard we all laughed. She was a very special lady, always a kind word for others.

    You may not remember me, I was her nurse in the CA Institute in Lebanon.

    I will pray for your family. Cherish all of the special memories, I am sure she left many!

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