Losh nee Riley, Pearl McClure

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO


Pearl McClure Losh of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on January 10, 2013, having reached the age of eighty-seven years, seven months and twenty-one days. Pearl was born in St. Louis, MO on March 20, 1925, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Riley and Rena Cecelia Riley nee Kitchens. On November 11, 1944, she was united in marriage to Delmar Donald Losh and five daughters came to bless this union.

Pearl is survived by her husband, Delmar Losh of St. Clair, MO; by four daughters, Kathy Dixon and husband, Roger, of Camdenton, MO, Berdetta Hysell of Gurley, AL, Mary Earline Losh of St. Clair and Julie Caudle and husband, William, of Florissant, MO; by her son-in-law, Mark Schmidt of Eureka, MO; by her brother, William “Bill” Riley and wife, Elsie, of St. Clair; by eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rena Riley; by her daughter, Susan Schmidt; by one sister, Thelma Schuler; and by her brother-in-law, Earl Schuler.

Pearl was a Christian and long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. She was also active in Women’s Missionary Union and served on various church committees. In past years, while living in the St. Louis, MO, she had been a member of Carsonville Baptist Church in Normandy, MO. Pearl enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life. She enjoyed quilting with the ladies at Oak Grove Church, as well as baking and cooking. Knitting was her passion and she made many baby afghans as gifts. Caring for her home and family was always her priority in life and she never tired of her job. The love and wonderful memories created with her family will forever be treasured by them all.

A devoted and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with the Rev. Glenn Hammond officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lonedell, MO.