The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 3, 2013

Pearl J. Price


— Pearl J. Price, 93, of Danville, passed away at 11:03 p.m. Feb. 1, 2013, at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.

She was born March 31, 1919, the daughter of Walter and Dora (LeFevers) Denny. She married Howard N. Price on Feb. 11, 1939, in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1974.

Surviving are two sons, Melvin Price of Danville and David (Barbara) Price of Danville; special daughter-in-law, Jill Price; grandchildren, Kate (Justin) Thorlton of Bismarck, Kristina (Talia Daulton) Price of Danville, Jason (Kari) Blair of Mahomet and Heather (Johnathan) Hamilton of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Emerson, Madeline, Finley and Cooper Thorlton, Griffin Daulton and Maya Hamilton; nieces, Linda Culotti, Susan Lind, Sandra Light and Dianne Geiken; nephews, Mark New, Bob New, Rick and Mike Denny; special great-nieces, Delynn (Bob) Mann and Amber Black; great-nephews, Denny Culotti and Mike Burrow; very special cousin, Danny Denney; special friends, Martha Foster, Linda Laird, Nancy Schoolcraft, Shirley Hardan, and neighbors, Rita (Lloyd) Beherns.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers, six sisters and one granddaughter who was her whole world, Lori Anne Price.

She owned and operated Price Brothers Bakery with her husband for 37 years, retiring in 1967. They were known for their peanut rolls and strawberry shortcake that people still talk about today. She was a member of the VFW, Moose Auxiliary, Danville Women’s Club and the Elks. She loved gardening, bowling, QVC and talking to people.

The family would like to thank Hawthorne Inn and Passages Hospice for all that they have done.

A celebration of Pearl’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with Pastor Doug Knapp officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in Pearl’s name to the Danville Humane Society.

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