Pearl M. Scranton, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away at home Dec. 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. Services were held Dec. 30 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service by the Rev. Brad Sherman. Burial was Dec. 30 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Marshalltown.
Survivors include her sons, Kent (Mary) Scranton of Solon and Kelly (Connie) Scranton of Rochester, Minn.; eleven grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shareen Melvin; brother, Joe (Bea) Arnold; and many nieces and nephews.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Wade; parents; sons, Neal (Betty) Scranton and Nels Scranton; brothers, Chuck and Bud; and sisters, Doris, Mildred, Betty and Mary.
Born Nov. 22, 1921, in Marshalltown, Pearl was the daughter of Joe and Mayme (Overland) Arnold. On Jan. 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to Wade Scranton. He died March 2, 1992. She worked at Armstrong’s Department Store and was a homemaker. Pearl enjoyed her friends at St. Mark’s Church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Pearl’s memory.
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