Wilma Irene (Jones) Pearson, 94, of Sheridan, 94,  passed from this life to eternal life on Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2018, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.

She was born April 20, 1924.

Mrs. Pearson was a life-long resident of the Sheridan area.

She was known to many as “Wimpy” or “Grammie.” She was deeply devoted to God and her family. She was a life-time member of Sedwick Chapel Methodist Church and during her adult life attended Boxley United Methodist Church and Hills Baptist Church. She cherished her church family and looked forward to Sunday service and church activities.

Mrs. Pearson was also very involved with Hamilton County 4-H. She was on the Hamilton County 4-H Council for many years. A life-time member to the North Adams Extension Homemakers, every year she looked forward to raising flowers and making arrangements for the Hamilton County Fair. It is something she shared with the whole family, even her husband of 68 years Morris D. Pearson would help pick flowers for the fair. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson were active members of the Indiana Sheep Breeders Association and Sheep Program for Hamilton County 4-H. They helped kids with their sheep projects for more than 25 years.

Mrs. Pearson had lots of hobbies and talents. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed making large dinners for her family and friends especially during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, playing games, and doing the crossword puzzles from the Indianapolis Star. She was on a winning streak this summer by finishing 10 days’ worth of crossword puzzles correctly. 

She enjoyed life and was devoted to God and her family. She was a loving role model for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include daughters, Karen (Jerry) Ross of Friendswood, Texas, Linda (Denny) Cummings of Sheridan and Sandra (John) Fulwider of Tipton; grandchildren Amy Ross, Scott Ross, Christy (Larry) Beahrs, Michael (Amanda) Cummings, Carey (Jeremy) Mendenhall and Matthew (Cinthya) Fulwider; and great-grandchildren Cassidy Ross, Katie Ross, Emily Ross, Kyle Archer, Grant Cummings, Grace Cummings, Lainey Mendenhall, Ansley Mendenhall, Hadley Mendenhall and Isabel Fulwider.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris D. Pearson; her parents, James Ira Jones and Minnie R. (Sparrow) Jones; sisters, Edith Nesbitt, Olive Jones, Gracie Moore and Eunice Eidson, and brother Noel (Casey) Jones.

A celebration of life is scheduled for noon, Saturday, Jan. 5. 2019 at Hills Baptist Church, 4296 S CR 1380 E in Kirklin with Pastor Rex Dunning officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be held at Union Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Hamilton County 4-H Council, Inc., in memory of Wilma Pearson. 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN 46060-3697.

Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Pearson Family.