Pearl M. McCormick

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Interment will be in the Kadoka Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka is in charge of the arrangements.

Pearl Marie McCormick, age 95, of Kadoka, died Tuesday morning, May 31, 2005, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Pearl Marie Jenks was born December 1, 1909, at Mitchell, SD, to Floyd and Elsie B. (Showalter) Jenks. She grew up in the Ethan, Mount Vernon, and Mitchell areas and graduated from Mitchell High School.

Pearl was united in marriage to Earl McCormick on November 9, 1928, at Parkston, SD. They lived with Pearl's parents for a short time and this is where their oldest son, Ronald, was born. On November 21, 1929, they moved to a ranch north of Kadoka, SD. They owned and operated the farm-ranch until semi-retiring in 1953 and selling the ranch to their son, Robert McCormick. They lived in Denver, CO, and Rapid City, SD, prior to returning to Kadoka where they continued to make their home.

Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death on March 24, 1961.

Pearl worked at the Kadoka Care Center for over 20 years, before retiring in 1983. She moved into the Gateway Apartments in September 1992.

Pearl was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Tri-County Senior Citizens, and was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge and Royal Neighbors, all of Kadoka.

Grateful for having shared her life include her three sons, Ronald McCormick and his wife, Darlene, of Spearfish; Robert "Bob" McCormick and his wife, Ardis, of Kadoka, and Donald McCormick of San Diego, CA; four granddaughters; 12 great-grandchldren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, LeRoy Jenks and his wife, Vivian, of Clovis, CA; two sisters, Leona Bartly and her husband, Banks, of Rapid City, and Viola Jenks of Mitchell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Earl, Pearl was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie McCormick, in 1983; her parents; and her twin sisters, Coral Zard and Clairce Talbot.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

A memorial is established. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome. com.