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Nancy S Pearson

July 17, 1944 — December 29, 2023



Nancy S. Pearson, 79, of Veedersburg IN, passed away 4:05AM Friday December 29, 2023 at Franciscan Health East in Lafayette, IN.

Nancy was born July 17, 1944 in Fountain (Portland Arch) IN the daughter of the late James E. and Leah B. (Kaler) Sanders.  She is also preceded in death by siblings, Patricia Hambright and John Michael Sanders. 

Nancy grew up on a farm that is now part of the Portland Arch Nature Preserve. She attended Elementary School in Shawnee Township; the first four grades were in a two room school house. She graduated from Covington High School in 1961, and went on to get her BS and MS degrees in Elementary Education at Indiana State University. 

It was in high school where she met Bob Pearson, and they soon became High School Sweethearts. They dated for six years before they were married August 9, 1964 at the First Church of Christ in Covington, IN. Bob preceded her in death July 28, 2021.

Nancy taught for 33 years at Southeast Fountain School Corporation before retiring in 2001. She taught 4th grade at the old high school building in Veedersburg before the school moved to its current location. She eventually taught 5thgrade and was the computer coordinator for the building the last 13 years before her retirement.  She was a member of Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg. 

Bob & Nancy had one son, Alan Wayne Pearson. He died in a car accident October 29, 1992. 

Surviving family include a daughter in law, Cheryl (David) Bolding; three grandchildren, Andrew (Jessica) Pearson, Julia (Shannon) Eicher, Joshua (Carolyn) Pearson; ten great-grandchildren; a brother Charles E. “Gene” (Betty) Sanders, Covington; and a sister, Dr. Beverly Jean Sanders, Carrboro NC. 

Funeral is 1:00 PM Thursday January 4, 2023 at Sterling Christian Church 701 S Sterling Ave, Veedersburg with Pastor’s Gary Johnson & Jason Davis officiating. Visitation begins at 11:00AM Thursday January 4th  at the church and continues until time of service. Burial at Mt Hope Cemetery in Covington IN. Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church. Online condolences at

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