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Mary Pearl Compton, 86, of Union, WV passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea following a long illness.
She was born at Renick, WV Sept. 24, 1930 a daughter of the late Russell K. and Susie Shisler Geyer.
Mary Pearl was a retired educator in Monroe and Greenbrier Counties, a member of the Union Presbyterian Church, the Monroe and Greenbrier County Historical Societies. She also served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1988 to 2002.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar R. Compton on September 7, 2008; a sister, June S. Geyer Hill and 2 half-brothers, Russell Hill Geyer and Thomas Hill Geyer.
Surviving are 2 sisters, Betty Penrod and Pat Tomlinson both of Lewisburg, a brother, George Shisler Geyer and wife, Shirley of Grand Blanc, MI. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held 11 am. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Union Presbyterian Church with Nancy Bulla, Pastor and Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Union.
Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 - 8 pm. Monday, June 26, 2017.
The family requests that you consider memorial donations to: the scholarship fund in Mary Pearl's memory at The Monroe County Education Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 90, Union, WV 24983, and marked "Mary Pearl Compton" memorial fund, the Monroe County Historical Society, P.O. Box 465, Union, WV 24983 or Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the Compton Family may do so by visiting www.grovesfuneralhome.com
Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 23, 2017
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