Anna Louise Pershing

1 enero , 193112 enero , 2021

Anna Louise Pershing was called to her heavenly home on January 12, 2021.

Louise was born on New Year’s Day January 1, 1931 in Worthington, Indiana. She was the daughter of Scott and Anna (Arthur) Vandeventer.

She married John D. Pershing and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage before his passing in 2013. Louise was a member of First Baptist Church. She loved her church family and friends and served the Lord on several boards and committees through the years. She was a founding member of the Merry Jill’s Home extension club and a past president for the county extension homemakers.

Louise was a great cook, seamstress and loved to host parties, meetings and family gatherings at her home.

Louise is survived by her three daughters, Pamela Curran, Monticello, Dede (Terry) Black, Greencastle and Joni (Lance) Shelton, Manistique, Michigan; her granddaughter, Julie Black, Greencastle; her grandson, Brian Curran Avon; her sister, Mary Biltz, Indianapolis; two nieces, Robin Biltz Pickens, and Karrie Biltz McCan; and two nephews, Ernie Biltz and Randy Vandeventer.

She was preceded in death by her husband John; a son-in-law, Verlon Curran, a brother, Dale Vandeventer, a sister-in-law, Peggy Vandeventer; and a brother-in-law Thomas Biltz.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Blodgett officiating. Visitation will from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday. All Covid-19 precautions will be observed and masks will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise’s honor may be sent to the memorial board of First Baptist Church, 404 Judson Drive, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Special thanks to the Mill Pond Health Campus and Life’s Journey Hospice for their exceptional and loving care.

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Anna Louise Pershing


Janis Price

17 enero , 2021

Louise was amazing in so many ways. Her smiles and laughter simply reflected the joy in her heart from knowing Jesus. I was blessed to work with Louise for many years in Christian Women's Club, sing with her in church choir, play bells with her in bell choir, and work on numerous projects and programs with her. My memories of Louise make me smile. She has left a beautiful legacy.

Jenny Horner

15 enero , 2021

What an amazing lady Louise was. Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh were always part of her. She encouraged everyone and adored her family. I am thankful our life paths crossed and appreciate how welcoming she was to our family through the years. "Grandma" Louise will be missed but not forgotten. Our love and prayers to all the family.
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Shannon Fitzpatrick

14 enero , 2021

Louise was an amazing person and mother to us all at Millpond. She was always there if you needed a hug or just someone to talk to. She loved her family and always talked highly of them. She will be greatly missed. I will miss that beautiful smile every day.

Carol Beecher

13 enero , 2021

Pam, my fellow church member, may God give you rest and peace.