Pearl Lonkert

Pearl Lonkert

EAST LIVERPOOL — Pearl J. Lonkert, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Valley Oaks Health Care Center here after a lengthy illness.

The daughter of the late William J. and Rebecca (Nesbit) Williams, she was born in Ernest, Pa. on March 21, 1923 and lived most of her life in the East Liverpool area.

She was a graduate of East Liverpool High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chester. She and her husband had been the owners of the former Dew Drop Inn back in the 1960s and had retired after 30 years from the former Hills Department Store.

Survivors include two sons; Oliver W. Lonkert Jr, and his wife Katie of Wellsville and William Lonkert of Glenmoor; three daughters, Geraldine Jackman of Glenmoor, Marian Schukert of Edmond, Okla., and Carol Esterline and her husband Larry of Glenmoor; a brother, Dave Williams of Wellsville; a sister, Jenny Hester of LaCroft; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver W. Lonkert Sr.; three grandchildren; six brothers, Charles, John, William, Robert, Donald and Thomas Williams; and a sister, Sarah Tatgenhorst.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home in Calcutta with Pastor Jason Pancake officiating. Burial will follow in the Calcutta Cemetery. Friends may call three hours prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.