Margaret Louise Pearson


Margaret Louise Pearson, 98, of Columbus, died 11:45 a.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

She was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on June 25, 1919, the daughter of David and Anne Owens Stenhouse.

She graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1937.

After graduation, Margaret taught piano and later moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a civil service employee at the Office of the Surgeon General at the Pentagon during World War II.

It was there that she met Robert Bryon Pearson, a Navy submarine officer, and they married June 16, 1950. He preceded her in death November 5, 1979.

She and her husband moved to Columbus in July 1963 as he began to work as division customer service manager of Public Service of Indiana.

Margaret was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she once taught Sunday school and worked in the church library. She was a member of Let’s Grow Garden Club, a longtime Columbus Regional Hospital volunteer, and was active in Meals on Wheels and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Her love of music and gardening were lifelong passions. She was an avid reader. And most of all, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela (Mrs. David) Dailey of Columbus, sons, Douglas (Teresa) Pearson of Bloomington and Scott (Pamela) Pearson of Jackson, Georgia; grandchildren, Neil Dailey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lauren Dailey of Indianapolis, Alex Pearson of Fairborn, Ohio, Brad and Shelley Pearson of Atlanta, Georgia; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Ruth Hufford and Ann Elizabeth Cundall, and brother, David Stenhouse.

A private funeral service will be conducted Thursday at Hathaway~Myers Chapel on Pearl Street with the Rev. Dr. Felipe N. Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Hathaway~Myers Chapel on Pearl is serving the Pearson family.