Pearl McClure Losh, 87, St. Clair, departed this life in St. Clair Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Pearl was born in St. Louis March 20, 1925, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Riley and wife Rena Cecelia, nee Kitchens.
On Nov. 11, 1944, she was united in marriage to Delmar Donald Losh and five daughters came to bless this union.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Delmar Losh, St. Clair; four daughters, Kathy Dixon and husband Roger, Camdenton, Berdetta Hysell, Gurley, Ala., Mary Earline Losh, St. Clair, and Julie Caudle and husband William, Florissant; son-in-law, Mark Schmidt, Eureka; brother, William "Bill" Riley and wife Elsie, St. Clair; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rena Riley; daughter, Susan Schmidt; one sister, Thelma Schuler; and brother-in-law, Earl Schuler.
Pearl was a Christian and longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell. She also was active in Women's Missionary Union and served on various church committees. In past years, while living in St. Louis, Pearl had been a member of Carsonville Baptist Church in Normandy.
She enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life. Pearl enjoyed quilting with the ladies at Oak Grove Church, as well as baking and cooking. Knitting was her passion and she made many baby afghans as gifts. Caring for her home and family was always Pearl's priority in life, and she never tired of her job. The love and wonderful memories created with her family will forever be treasured by them all.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Glenn Hammond officiating.
Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell.
The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on January 16, 2013