Pearl V. Auld, age 96, of Nashville, formerly of Oakdale, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Washington County Hopsital in Nashville.
Pearl was born on January 1, 1922 in Oakdale, the youngest daughter of Rae J. and Florence B. (Boner) Boyle. She grew-up south of Oakdale and worked at the Oakdale State Bank following her graduation from Blackburn College.
On December 26, 1945 she married Charles Auld in Oakdale, and he preceded her to his heavenly home on October 24, 2013. Pearl was a faithful wife, mother, homemaker and an avid volunteer in the Oakdale community. Pearl was a life long partner in marriage to Charles. Because of her love for the outdoors she worked alongside, stride for stride with Charles on the family farm. Pearl also loved gardening and growing beautiful flowers. She continued this love for growing and arranging flowers through her latter years and added to that a joy of bird watching from her sunroom windows.
Pearl was a member of the Oakdale Parade Committee, Farm Bureau, and a longtime member of the Oakdale Reformed Presbyterian Church until it disbanded and she and Charles then attended the Elkton Union Church, Elkton, IL. A most notable highlight in Pearl’s life was her love for family and friends. In addition, she was always available to assist with any Oakdale community project. Pearl and Charles loved visiting their many friends and family, both near and far. Pearl also enjoyed writing letters to everyone she knew, sharing family highlights and keeping up with what was going on in their lives.
Survivors include her children, grand and great grandchildren, a son in law and a brother in law; two sons, Ronald (Cindy) Auld of Nashville, and Veron Auld of Oakdale; three daughters, Rosalee (Larry) Boreup of Nashville, Pamela (Allen) Jacobs of Waterloo, IL and Sara (Patrick) Fahrmann of St. Louis, MO: one brother-in-law, Paul (Phyllis) Auld of Hot Springs, AR; a son in law Wayne (Cathy) Collmeyer of Waterloo, IL; ten grandchildren, Rebecca (Patrick) Wiese of Scottville, MI, Heather Boreup (friend Jason), Hopkins, MI, Eric (Amanda) Boreup of Anna, IL, Jennifer (Mason) Boyer of Cantrall, IL, Christina Gibson of Belleville, IL, Andrea (Wesley) Kuergeleis of Waterloo, IL, Matthew (Lori) Collmeyer of Waterloo, IL, Andrew (Mindy) Collmeyer of Lawrence, KS, Olivia Fahrmann of St. Louis, MO and Benjamin Fahrmann of St. Louis, MO; nineteen great grandchildren, Autumn, Hunter and Regan Wiese, Hayden Carter, Ava and Paxton Boreup, Nolan, Wyatt and Owen Boyer, Addison, Claire and Chase Gibson, Noah Heinemann, Sydney Kuergeleis, Jensyn, Avery, and Reece Collmeyer and Max and Cloe Collmeyer; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband (Charles); parents, (Rae and Florence Boyle); a daughter, (Linda Collmeyer); a sister, (Nelda Robb).
Funeral services will be held at Oakdale United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend John Campbell officiating, assisted by Ron Mazander and Phil Carson. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, IL. Friends may call at Oakdale United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. and Friday at the church from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com or on the funeral homes Facebook page.