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Nonnie Jo (Rissel) Pearson

October 2, 1946 ~ January 11, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Nonnie Pearson Obituary

Nonnie Jo Pearson, 76, of Watsontown and formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Watsontown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 2, 1946 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Hannah (Smith) Rissel.

Nonnie graduated from high school in Phoenix, Arizona.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making ceramics, and had a knack for all arts and craft projects.

She liked being outdoors and going camping.  Nonnie truly enjoyed cooking and baking for her entire family.  She cherished all the time she could spend with her family and loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children: Lori A. Whitaker, of West Virginia, Ericka L. Gravis, of New York, and Michael W. Pearson, of Virginia; three grandchildren:  Amanda and Zackery Whitaker, both of Michigan, and Matthew Pearson, of Pennsylvania; two brothers:  Ronald (Hahn) Rissel, of Arizona, and David (Gloria) Rissel, of Pennsylvania; one sister:  Diana Eck, of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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