Pearl G. Foy, 93, of Granite City, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1921, in Jackson County, a daughter to the late Fred and Sophia (Schomber) Arbeiter.
Pearl was a farm girl who grew up in the Murphysboro area and went on to work at Sears & Roebuck as a sales associate She devoted her life to raising her family as a homemaker and a mother who enjoyed cooking, especially baking. Pearl loved to sew and quilt and would do anything for her family. She had a special love for Christ and her church, Hope Lutheran in Granite City, where she was a longtime member. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.
Pearl is survived by and will be missed by her daughters, Joan Buehrle of Granite City, Carolyn and (John W.) Blasingame of Granite City; her son, Robert Bunselmeyer and (Mary Agnes Edsall) of Brunswick, Maine; stepdaughter, Trudy Cowan of Independence, Mo.; six grandsons; seven stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Bunselmeyer; her second husband, Lawrence Foy; her stepson, Larry Foy; and her six brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave. in Granite City with Dr. David Fielding and Vicar Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church.