Jennie E (Engle) Pearson

Born: Sat., Sep. 14, 1929
Died: Wed., Sep. 12, 2018


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 16, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Sep. 17, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 17, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Jennie E. (Engle) Pearson, 88, died in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home.  She was born September 14, 1929, in Winchester, to Herbert G. and Ethel L. (Keys) Engle.

Jennie graduated from Wayne High School in the class of 1947.  On November 15, 1947, Jennie married Charles Lowell Pearson.  She was a member of the Peaceful Valley Friends Church.  Jennie worked at the Helm’s Meat Market and Bunsold’s IGA Grocery, and she was known for making her chicken salad, potato salad, apple salad, ham salad, and her angel food cakes.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Jennie is survived by her 8 children, Darlene (Terry) Wymer of Union City, IN, Bill (Ann) Pearson, of Lynn, IN, Rob (Val) Pearson, of Union City, IN, Jennifer (Coy) Applegate, of Winchester, IN, Jim (Janet) Pearson, of Waynesville, OH, Sharon Retter, of Winchester, IN, Tim (Valerie) Pearson, of Winchester, IN, and Kenny (Kathy) Pearson, of Ridgeville, IN; 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jennie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Barbara K. Lynch; 6 brothers and 3 sisters, and a great granddaughter, Brytanie Heitmann. 

A celebration of Jennie’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Walker Funeral Home, in Winchester, with Charley Crouch officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 2-6 p.m., on Sunday, September 16, as well as an hour before the services on Monday, all at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to Reid Hospital Hospice, 1100 Reid Pkwy, Richmond, IN 47374, or to the Peaceful Valley Friends Church, 5518 South 500 East, Lynn, IN 47355

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Roberta Applegate Carter
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Susan Gray
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
Thinking of and praying for the entire family through this time.

Darrell Allen
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
I am saddened to hear the news of Jennie's passing. Jennie & Lowell were like family to me growing up as a kid. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her! I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to her family.

Penny (Huston) Horine
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
Jennie will hold a special place in my heart. What an awesome woman she was. Loved her chicken salad it was the best for miles around. So sorry for ur loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

. Penny Horine
St. Louis, Mo.

Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of her food and of her from both Helms and Bunsolds. She was a very special lady. Prayers for all of her family and friends.

Carol (Loyd) Rhoades
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
I had a customer tell me today of your loss. What a great lady! I so enjoyed working with Jennie at Bunsolds's many years ago. Always enjoyed seeing her throughout the years. She always had a smile and always took the time to chat with you. She will be so missed by many. My heart breaks for you, her children. My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you as you travel this road together. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow.

Jill Grasse
   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
So many fond memories of Jennie from getting deli items at Bunsold's and loved seeing her smile, how loving she was and hearing her laughter when I worked at D & J with her. Always have thought the world of Jennie and Jennifer both. Sympathies to all.

Jill Grasse
Caryville, TN

   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. I remember our families getting together when I was just a kid. Jennie was always a great cook and we loved to eat at her house. Then us kids would play outside till long after dark. Very fond memories of a very wonderful lady.

Rachelle Magee
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jennie's passing.. She was a sweet lady, I worked with her at Helm's so many years ago... Always loved her chicken salad, we still would get from her years later from her home for family get togethers and special occasions.

Hugs for all of you!

Rachelle and families