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Nora P. (Norton) Pearson

October 17, 1924 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Nora Pearson Obituary

Nora P. (Norton) Pearson, 99 years of age, of Plymouth passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. She was born on October 17, 1924 near Walker, Minnesota to Alonzo and Ellen Lorna (Morrill) Norton. Nora graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and began teaching grades 1 through 8 in a one room schoolhouse. She married Roger Pearson on June 6, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. They moved a lot due to Roger being in the Park Service and Nora working several jobs including teaching, nurse’s aid, homemaker and mother. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice and enjoyed gardening, quilting, cross stitching, reading, storytelling and being known around town as “the hat lady.”

Nora is survived by her children, Mary Lynn Pearson of DeWitt, Richard Pearson of Plymouth, Lori Maples of Wymore, James Pearson of Omaha, Francis Pearson and wife Amy of Missoula, Montana; daughter-in-law, Carol Pearson of Bainbridge, Georgia; 15 grandchildren; many beloved great and great great grandchildren; sister, Rita Finn of Mariposa, California; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger Pearson; sons, Stephen Pearson, John Pearson; son-in-law, George Kenneth Maples Jr; grandson, Robert Maples; grandson-in-law, SPC Darren Howe; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, December 22, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beatrice with Fr. Leo Kosch presiding. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery north of Beatrice. A rosary will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at the church. Visitation will be held at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from noon to 8 PM with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 PM. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 21, 2023

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
December 21, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary
623 Elk Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
December 22, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Beatrice
612 High St.
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
December 22, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Beatrice
612 High St.
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

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