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Obituary for Vada Jean Pearson
Vada Jean Pearson, 93 of Stuart passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Community Care Center in Stuart. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 7th at the South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stuart Rescue Department and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Vada was born on April 6, 1924 to Burl and Esther (Cox) Miller in Redfield, Iowa. She attended Stuart Schools and graduated from Stuart High School with the class of 1941. She was united in marriage on May 28, 1955 to Melvin Pearson in Des Moines, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Diana, Linda, Susan and Robert. The family made their home in Des Moines before settling in Stuart. Vada spent her working years at the Iowa Workforce Development before staying home raising her children and taking care of the family.
In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, tending to her flower garden, camping and horseback riding. She especially loved the time she was able to spend with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; daughter, Susan; son, Robert; and granddaughter, Jennifer.
She leaves behind her daughters, Diana (Gary) Grimes of Ankeny and Linda (Luis) Flecha of Des Moines; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends that will miss her dearly.