Pearl's Story

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Pearl Edna Caldwell, 96, of Terre Haute, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Terre Haute on March 1, 1921, to Walter Lockard and Della Gess Lockard.
She is survived by three children, Lynda Caldwell Stark, Steven Caldwell and Dwayne Caldwell. Pearl is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Lisa Logsdon, Laura Nidlinger (husband Jimm), Jackie Withem (husband Chris), Steven W. Caldwell, Breanna King (husband Kale), Shannon Caldwell, James Caldwell, Terri Caldwell, Larry Caldwell, Pamela Austin, Angie Bond and Theresa Scott. Also surviving are 14 great-grandchildren, John-David Logsdon, Thomas Logsdon, Jacob Crain, Kaylyn Crain, Nicholas Caldwell, Eli Wilkinson, Megan Stiverson, Zach Caldwell, Grace Caldwell, Kylie Amanda, Olivia Austin, Shannon Caldwell-Hall, Josh Morson and Bobby Sheese; as well as several great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Caldwell; and a son, Larry Caldwell.
Pearl's passion in life was feeding and watching the birds and squirrels, and she enjoyed planting flowers and appreciated their beauty, and she loved to sing and loved ice cream. She always treated her family and friends with the utmost kindness, and everyone who knew her, loved her, and she always had a smile on her face.
Funeral services for Pearl will be held at DeBaun Springhill Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, with Pastor Ted Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society in her memory. Pearl's family would also like to thank Hospice of the Wabash Valley and the nurses on the fifth floor at Regional Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion she received during her recent illness.
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Published on October 11, 2017
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