Pearl Verlee Tyree, age 83, of Owensville and formerly of Belle, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the New Haven Care Center.
Pearl was born August 28, 1936 in Belle, a daughter to the late James Henry and Hilah May (Birdsong) Mitchell.
She attended the Belle School system and had been employed at the International Shoe factory in Owensville as well as the Hazel factory in Washington.
In April of 1952, Pearl was united in marriage to Herbert “Doc” Tyree. Doc preceded her in death on September 11, 2010.
Pearls hobbies included crocheting and going to garage sales however, her greatest joy was being a homemaker and a mother. Her home was known as a safe haven to many and her door was always open to anyone needing a hand. She was known as “Mother” to many people throughout the years. Pearl was a great cook, a little bit sassy, and a straight shooter with her words. She never believed in mincing her words. Pearl loved attending as many of her grandchildren’s activities as she could and she will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.
Pearl is survived by: four children, Donnie Tyree and his wife Jonieta of Gerald, Kenneth Tyree and his girlfriend Paulette Fitzpatrick of Stony Hill, Mark Tyree and his girlfriend Donna Krawitz of Leslie, and Gail Scheidegger and her husband Neal of Hermann; seven grandchildren, Dugan Rucker, Danielle Riffle, Cody Rucker, Skyler Rucker, Ryan Tyree, Josh Tyree, and Paul Tyree; and 10 great-grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Pearl is preceded in death by five siblings, Pete Mitchell, Gene Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, Bob Mitchell, and Clarence “Spike” Mitchell.
A celebration of Pearls life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Haven Care Center.