Pearl Leatherman, age 96, Warsaw, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at 4:46 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She was born on Sept. 25, 1924, in Cherry Valley, Pa.
Pearl was united in marriage to Gene Leatherman on April 28, 1945, in Oil City, Pa.
She studied at and graduated from Kankakee Junior College. She was an accountant for Value Village Stores for 12 years. Pearl was formerly of Stuart, Fla., and Watseka, Ill., before settling in Warsaw in her later years.
During her time in Watseka, she worked as a church secretary and was actively involved in her church. She was a member of the Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She loved to paint and make pottery.
Pearl was known as a card player that enjoyed winning. She lived her life as a fighter, coming from the Depression-era generation. At times known to have no filter, she was always frank with her thoughts. She loved her family dearly and would do anything for them over all else.
She is survived by her son, Mike (Donna) Leatherman, Warsaw; daughter Leslea Wolford, Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Susan (Ryan) Wagner, Scott Schultz, Steven Schultz, Marisha (Marc) Leatherman-Sallis, Melissa Reid, Mike Leatherman and Alaina Zink and fiance Matt Massey; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, in 1996; one brother; and one sister.
Interment will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel is entrusted with all arrangements.
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