Pearl Darlene Compton

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pearl Darlene Compton, 78, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab, in Nevada. She was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of Aldric Ellis and Virginia Adeline (Harding) Pettibon. In 1956, she was united in marriage to Elbert Lee Compton in Deerfield and he preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1996.

Darlene attended school in Deerfield in her early years then graduated from Nevada High School with the Class of 1955. The following year she married Mr. Compton and they were blessed with six children. For more than 10 years Darlene owned and operated an in-home day care. She did work for a time at Nellie Don and Key Industries. She closely followed her children in all of their school activities through the years and cheered at many wrestling and football games in which her sons were involved. She was an outstanding mother and grandmother, a great cook, and someone who always made "everything right." She made sure that her family never went without anything that they needed. They could always count on her. She loved flower gardening, the Kansas City Chiefs, and crocheting baby blankets for anyone who might enjoy one for their newest family member.

Survivors include her children, Elbert Lee Compton Jr. and Cindy, of Hudson, Wis., Brenda Sumner and Foxie, of Nevada, Rhonda Eador of Nevada, Michael Compton and Kyla of Walker, Carla Guss and Stewart of Fort Scott, Kan., and Tresha Compton and John Martin of Nevada; 22 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; siblings, Larry Pettibon and Tommie, Clifford (Bud) Pettibon and Donna, Lucy Garrett and Dick, Phyllis Stoddard and Ronnie, Vickie Wolford and Dick, and Lelia Shields; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Vivian, Glendyn (Bog), Albert, Kenneth, Warren, Paul, Helen, June, and Anna.

Funeral services for Pearl Darlene Compton are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery, in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the New Life Homeless Shelter in Nevada (affiliate of the Pine Street Baptist Church) in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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