Pearl E. Stelling



Pearl E. Stelling

Pearl E. Stelling, 89, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of her heavenly Father on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Pearl was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Morland, Kansas, the daughter of Edward L. and Emma P. (Hilibran) Coder.

On Feb. 3, 1942 she married Earl Stelling in Redmond.

She was a homemaker providing love and care for her family’s daily needs.

Pearl enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, bowling, Tri-Chem painting and traveling in their motor home to Missouri and Louisiana.

She loved shopping and Crab Night at Legends Casino.

Pearl cherished time spent with her grandchildren, enjoying special birthdays and holidays.

She was a member of Outlook Brethren Church.

Pearl is survived by three children, Evelyn (Bill) Clarke of Sunnyside, Earline Hinkle (Frank) of Fredericktown, Mo. and Elvin Stelling of Lake Charles, La.; one brother, Bill Coder of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Emma Coder; two sisters, LaVanda Thompson and Mami Nash; four brothers, Aurel Coder, Gene Coder, Ed Coder and Ernest Coder; one great-grandson, Garrett Hinkle; one granddaughter, Stephanie Stelling; and a daughter-in-law, Jenny Stelling.

Pearl’s family would like to say thank you to Dr. Ha and staff at NorthStar Lodge, Lower Valley Hospice and Sherry Ash for all the love and care shown to our mother, Pearl.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, May 2, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday May 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by funeral services at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, burial will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Pearl’s online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.

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