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Pearl Mae Myers

Pearl Mae Myers 73, of Sioux Falls, SD. passed away on February 3rd, 2023 at Avantara Norton. A Celebration of Life will be held at Barnett-Lewis Funeral home in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Pearl Mae Myers was the first of four daughters born to James Henry Myers and Clara Mae Shore in Kadoka, South Dakota. Her family moved to Rapid City, SD in 1965.

Pearl graduated from what was Rapid City High-school in 1966. A year later at the age of 18, Pearl had to have a tumor removed from her brain, which left her legally blind. Seven years later in spring of 1974, Pearl made the move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She moved into the YWCA which was a living facility for single women, and she started that same year at a coffee shop which was located in what was the court house (now the administration building). She worked there for the next 30 years, making friends with judges, lawyers, city workers and anyone else that wandered into her coffee shop.

Pearl moved in with her lifelong friend Donna Short in 1986 and they resided together until 2006.
Pearl loved her family and friends, working at the courthouse, she loved people and she loved to crochet.

Pearl is preceded in death by her father: James H. Myers; mother: Clara M. Shore (Sigler); grandmother: Gladys Shore; half-sister: Sandra Moss (Sigler); lifelong friend: Donna Short; niece: Heidi Stanevich; and many more family and friends. Left to cherish her life are her sisters: Marlys (Marty) Wasson, of South Dakota; Roberta Tanger, of California; Renetta (John) Williams, of Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends who will miss her.

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