pearl Elberson

Pearl L. Elberson

May 20, 1921 - December 1, 2017 West Grove, PA | Age 96 Loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother and Aunt

Beloved mother, Pearl L. Elberson, age 96, of West Grove, PA, died Friday December 1, 2017 in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Norman Elberson.

Born in Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Gerard and the late Gertrude (Tauscher) Broeders.

Pearl retired from Litton Industries. She was a longtime member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in West Grove.  She was a member of the Briarcliffe Fire Co Auxiliary in Pennsylvania. She loved to knit and read, working on ceramics and traveling.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna M. Chapin (Edwin) of West Grove, PA and Margaret Bradford (David Deceased) of Folcroft, PA; a stepson Timothy Elberson of NC; three step daughters, Patricia Flynn (Kevin) of FL, Gloria Boyle (James) of Upper Darby, PA and Margaret Konzal of FL, and five brothers, Ernest Broeders, Milton Broeders, Ted Broeders, John Broeders and Donald Broeders.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Gerard, Leroy, Leo, and Nicholas; her sister Alida York, and a son Gary Hodge (Patricia).

Pearl will be lovingly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit  with Pearl’s family and friends from 10-11AM Friday December 15, 2017 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390.  Her mass of Christian burial will follow at 11AM.  Interment will be held privately in Florida. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN  38105.  Arrangements are by Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-869-2685) of West Grove .  To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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Memorial Donations

St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105



December 15, 2017 10-11AM Assumption BVM Catholic Church
300 State Rd.
West Grove, PA 19390

Memorial Service

December 15, 2017 11AM Assumption BVM Catholic Church
300 State Rd.
West Grove, PA 19390


  1. Dear Aunt Pearl, I met you late in life when I met your nephew Gerard A Broeders. Our first meeting with you, Uncle Slim and Aunt Alida was the beginning of a loving and affectionate relationship Jerry and I enjoyed and shared with my children. I know it was your time to rest with the Lord but you left a legacy of love and fond memories in the hearts of family and those like myself who were fortunate to get to know you through circumstance. Rest in Peace Aunt Pearl with Uncle Slim. Love Clara, Kevin and Erica

    Clara Broeders | December 13, 2017 at 11:01 AM
  2. You will always be in my heart, I call you Mom because you made me feel like your daughter, I could not feel any more special then that. May you rest in peace Mom, I love you, Patsy

    Mary Patsy Hodge | December 10, 2017 at 3:05 PM
  3. Mom, I may not have been your daughter but I do believe you loved me like your own , I am going to miss you , all the trips we took, all the fun we had , even as a teenager I think of some of the things we did . , I loved you then and I will love you forever, and you will always be in my heart.

    patricia flynn | December 10, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  4. John and I send our deepest sympathy to the family
    Aunt Pearl was one of a kind. She was so loving caring would do anything for anyone at anytime.
    She has now earned her wings maybe she rest in peace 😍

    John and Sheri Gasparick | December 10, 2017 at 9:49 AM
  5. I was so lucky to have you for so many years of my life. You taught me so much. You were strong, loving, fair, except for the time you wouldn’t let me out with my friends because my room was a mess. I will never be without you, you are so much a part of me. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life but I also know you will be here with me. I love you Mom.

    Donna Marie | December 7, 2017 at 8:35 PM
  6. Aunt Pearl you were a very special aunt. I pray that you find peace in the arms of Jesus.

    Clyde Gasparick | December 4, 2017 at 10:48 PM
  7. Heaven gain another angel, I’ll miss you Aunt Pearl. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

    Tom Gasparick | December 4, 2017 at 9:34 AM
  8. I don’t know where to begin Mom, so many memories. You were such a strong,
    ,tough, loving woman. you will be missed and thought of every day for the rest of my days. I love you Mom

    Marge | December 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  9. Mom pearl. You were my neighbor, 1950, and mom of my best friends. You will always have a place in my heart. We, sharon and myself love you dearly and will miss you. You have surely earned your rest. P.s. when I see lobster tailsi’ll think of you and how you enjoyed them every time we went out. Love you. ❤️ Sharon and Sharon jr

    Sharon staedt | December 3, 2017 at 3:55 PM
  10. Prayers to you all lots of love !! Mary Pickering Baker

    Mary Baker | December 3, 2017 at 3:46 PM
  11. Will miss you GG. Love you

    Tara | December 3, 2017 at 2:59 PM

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