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Pearl Marie (Hyatt) Stambaugh

March 25, 1940 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 79)

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Pearl Marie (Hyatt) Stambaugh, 79, of Clarinda and formerly of rural Shenandoah, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Bedford Specialty Care Center, Bedford, Iowa. 

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery (3055 210th St), east of Clarinda with Pastor Mitch Grossoehme officiating. We will be limiting the number at the graveside to 10 people as currently mandated.  If there are any others above the mandated 10 person limit, they will have to remain in their vehicles but can be present in support of Pearl and her family.  A full memorial service for all relatives and friends will take place once the Covid 19 pandemic is over at the First Baptist Church in Clarinda.  If you would like to view Pearl and sign the book before the graveside service you will have an opportunity to stop by the funeral home beginning Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 to 5:00 pm at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service.  We will have the same hours on Friday, April 17, and from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm on Saturday prior to leaving for the graveside.

Pearl Marie (Hyatt) Stambaugh, of Clarinda and formerly of rural Shenandoah, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Bedford Specialty Care Center, Bedford, Iowa at the age of 79 years, 11 months, 18 days.  She was born on March 25, 1940 in Emo, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Milton George and Rose Mary (LaLoade) Hyatt.

Her  early  life was  spent  in Ontario, Canada,  where  she  attended   school.  After graduation she attended St. Francis College in Ontario.  Pearl taught school for a short time before enlisting in the Canadian Air Force in 1959.  She specialized as a weather meteorologist during her time in the Air Force.  In 1962, She was honorably discharged. 

On July 28, 1962, Pearl was united  in marriage  to Jerry Lee Stambaugh in Ontario, Canada.  Following their marriage they made their home in rural Shenandoah, Iowa.  To this union three children, Brian, Barbara and Diane was born.  Pearl was kept busy with helping Jerry on the farm and raising her children.   She and Jerry were later divorced.  

Off the farm, Pearl cooked at Vaughn’s Café in Clarinda for a number of years and later worked as an aide for Home Sweet Home in Clarinda and Maryville, Missouri, doing home health care.  She enjoyed working as an aide very much.  She also enjoyed doing volunteer work when she could for Faith, Food and Fellowship, Page County Museum, Glenn Miller Festival, Page County Fair and also taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Reading brought great enjoyment to Pearl. She loved to learn new things and keep up on the  happenings  around her.  She  always  had  numerous  magazines, books and newspaper to satisfy her needs.  After retiring, Pearl enjoyed riding on several occasions with her son-in-law, Larry Woods on his many trips throughout the United States and Canada as an over-the-road trucker.  She was also very fascinated with watching train videos.  Pearl was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarinda and former member of Memorial Baptist Church in Shenandoah.  

Preceding Pearl in death were her parents; two sisters, Pansy McCalla and Sarah Hall; and nephew, Edward Clifford.  Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Brian Stambaugh of Maryville, MO, Barbara Russell of Laredo, MO and Diane Woods of Cooper, TX; four grandchildren, Harvey Woods of Clarinda, IA, Nacole Woods of Maryville, MO, Shantel Whipple of Cooper, TX and Amanda Waits of Waterloo, AL; eight great grandchildren, Xaden, Kaelyn, Xavier, Akima, Caralyn, Zoltan, Isaac and Joshua; brother, Norman Hyatt and wife Emily of Barwick, Ontario, Canada; sister, Donna Jornlin and husband Robert of International Falls, MN; son-in-law, Larry Woods of Clarinda, IA; other relatives and friends.



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April 18, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service (Shenandoah)

Graveside Service
April 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery
3055 210th St
Clarinda, IA 51632


First Baptist Church
800 S 16th St, Clarinda IA 51632
Tel: 1-712-542-4362

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