Pearl Greathouse


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Pearl Lorene Greathouse, former Garden City resident, age 91, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Via Christi Village in Hays, Kan.

She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Plains, Kan., to John Wilford and Mary Blanch Kruger Dufield.

On Aug. 2, 1942, she married Ralph A. Greathouse in Garden City, Kan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Garden City, and was a busy farm wife who enjoyed cooking and sewing. As a dedicated mother, she kept up with an additional home in Paola for 16 years, traveling many miles to and from their farm home for the educational needs of her deaf son, David, who attended a special school in that area.

Survivors include four sons, Lee Greathouse of Garden City, Kan., Gary Greathouse of Ft. Collins, Colo., John Greathouse of Hays, Kan., and David Greathouse of Hays, Kan.; one daughter, Rebecca Middleton of Holiday Island, Ark.; one sister, Ruby Campbell of Placentia, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren, with an additional one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Esther (an infant), Agnes Toland and Betty White; and an infant granddaughter, Kathryn Greathouse.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, Kan. Interment will be held in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kan., following the funeral services.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, Kan. Condolences may be sent to Memorials may be given to the Lupus Foundation or to the First United Methodist Church of Garden City, both in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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