Pearl Marie Irwin

June 18, 1927 ‒ March 27, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Pearl Marie Irwin, age 92, of Mount Gilead, passed away Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020, at Morrow Manor Nursing Center in Chesterville.

On June 18, 1927, Pearl was born in Galion, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clarence F. and Sarah A. (Mutemire) Black.  She graduated from Galion High School in the Class of 1945.

In 1946, Pearl married the love of her life, Virgil L. Irwin.  They enjoyed spending winters in Florida and shared over 71 loving years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on September 5, 2017.

Pearl had many jobs over the years.  First and foremost, she was a wonderful homemaker and stay-at-home mom.  She was a clerk at Haffner’s 5 & 10, a check processor at First National Bank, and then was an administrative assistant for the Morrow County Co-Op.  She served on the Mount Gilead School Board from 1978 – 1992.

A woman of faith, Pearl was a lifelong member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church.  She also belonged to the Eastern Star.

Pearl was a country girl at heart.  She loved being a homemaker, gardening, sewing, and was a wonderful cook.  She was always dressed up and loved wearing nice clothes.  Pearl was most proud of her family and home, which she always kept spotless.

Pearl will be dearly missed by her two sons: Kevin (Martha) Irwin of Mount Gilead and Keith (Mari Jo) Irwin of West Chester; grandchildren: Joshua (Jess) Irwin, Jana (Michael) Worner, Jennifer (Matthew) Bishop, Jeremy Irwin, Kyle (Megan Cunningham) Irwin, and Michael (Rachel) Irwin; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Private family services, officiated by Pastor Stephan Bloomfield, will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel.  Burial will take place at Bryn Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be made to the Williamsport United Methodist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Pearl’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • To all of Pearl’s family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Pearl was such a sweet lady! A dedicated member of our church family. She was always willing to help anyone, she and Virgil were fun members of our church choir, and she had a great voice, and we considered her a dear friend. May God bless you as you mourn her passing.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Pearl whenever we saw her.

  • So sorry on the loss of Pearl,I had the pleasure of spending alot of time with her and Virgil,they were both great people.Emma says good bye Miss Pearl,she loves you.

  • Keith and Kevin,
    I remember fun times with you boys and your family growing up. Remember the State Fair? Your parents place was gorgeous! My mom has Alzheimer’s, too. Terrible for all of us! Kathi Barnett Gorbett

  • Kevin and Keith I am so very sorry to hear of Pearls passing. I loved both your parents dearly and they were the greatest people to each other as well as anyone in the community. Their love shall continue in heaven. Bless all the family in this time of loss

  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. So many wonderful memories of Pearl & Virgil growing up at Williamsport UMC and they were both dear friends of my mom, Sally. Praying for your families.

  • We are so sorry for your families loss. Our prayers are with all of you. She touched many lives.

  • So sorry for the loss of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you, rely on your precious memories of your mom

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. She was such a nice lady. She was always smiling. Pearl and Virgil were such a nice couple. Your whole family has our prayers.

  • Kevin and Keith, Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful mother you had, who touched so many lives. Share your memories with each other to get through the days ahead. Hugs and prayers

  • Kevin and Keith,
    John and I have such wonderful memories of your parents and their leadership in the Williamsport United Methodist Church. They were both great leaders in their different roles within the church. We have great memories of the July Festival and how hard they worked to make it a success. Pearl was always one to try new recipes and never failed to share her talents with family and friends. Our annual New’s Years party was always a great evening of bowling and food. I think it was your Mom that introduced us to putting Fritos in the Chex Mix.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kevin, Keith and families,

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all. Remembering Virgil and Pearl so well from the Williamsport Church and Williamsport area. They volunteered so much with any church activity. They were always in the church choir sitting beside my mom and dad. The past year seeing Pearl sometimes at Morrow Manor, when visiting my mother, would remind me of those good times. Such a wonderful couple, always together. Remember all the good times. Rest In Peace Virgil and Pearl.

  • Keith , Kevin and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time , I’m truly sorry for your loss .

  • Keith, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. I always enjoy your family stories when you were growing up – as growing up on a hog farm in Iowa I could very much relate!

  • Kevin and Keith,

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and your parents were great people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim and Joanne Trainer

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom/Grandmother was a wonderful person. She always had the prettiest smile and was always so pleasant. She and your Dad were a very special couple. We know they are rejoicing in Heaven over being together again. May God bless you and comfort you.

  • Irwin family:
    We are so sorry to hear of Pearl’s passing. Our families spent time together on the farms. I have such fond memories of that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Henry and Ruth Ann Hendershot Scurlock

  • I knew Pearl when she was the Treasurer of Mt. Gilead schools. She was very concerned about the school and the financial responsibilities that she was responsible for.

    Sorry for your loss, especially during this trying time in our nation.

  • Kevin & Martha,
    Pearl was always a wonderful person. She lives on in you because I can see her kindness in you by the way you treat my children. Thank you. She is with your dad and the Lord now. At peace and rest.
    Steve and Debbie

  • Keith and family – My deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories sustain you in the days to come.

  • We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.