Pearl Pauline Peery

Feb. 23, 2021

Pearl Pauline Peery, 92, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Independence Village in Ankeny. A graveside service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Silent City Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 1 at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Monroe United Methodist Church or Monroe Fire Department. Condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Lewis Lem and Fannie Estella (Plunkett) Stephens, Pearl was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Fulton County, Ga. On June 7, 1952, she was united in marriage to Donald Peery. From this union, their only child, Darrell Lee, was born. Pearl was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and enjoyed bible study and was a member of the Women’s club. She loved Sunday drives with her family and helping her husband on the farm. Her biggest joys were raising her son, Darrell and spending time with the family watching her grandbabies and great-grandbaby grow. She was a great cook and baker. She always had a huge garden and canned everything she could think of. And even made the best homemade ketchup.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Donald; a daughter-in-law, Patti Peery; three grandchildren, Matthew Peery, Kenny (Anna Keller) Thorson and Melissa (Roger) Mann; four great-grandchildren, Jordy Morrill, Gracey Mann, Robert Mann and Haleigh Sovara, a sister, Virginia Rolader (Tucker, Ga.), and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Pearl in death was her parents; her son, Darrell in 2017; and her siblings, Ernest Stephens, Ray Stephens, Reuben Stephens, Frances Adams and Dorothy Stephens.