Pearl L. Huggett, Elder in the Community of Christ Church and wife of Evangelist Raymond Huggett, passed away March 10, 2012, at age 90.

Pearl L. Huggett, Elder in the Community of Christ Church and wife of Evangelist Raymond Huggett, passed away March 10, 2012, at age 90.

Pearl was born April 25, 1921, in Blackduck, Minn., the second daughter of Herbert and Percis Bosshardt. Her older sister, Eloise, died tragically in early childhood. Her brother, Larry Bosshardt, was born in 1929 and survives her. The family lived in various places in Minnesota, and Pearl completed high school at the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, Minn., in 1941. After graduation, Pearl moved to Missouri and began a career in retail sales, moving again during World War II out west to San Francisco and then to Oregon.

Pearl married Raymond Walter Huggett on March 7, 1947, and they have one child, Janis Rae. In 1956, Ray accepted appointment in the RLDS Church (now Community of Christ), and Pearl held an active supportive role in his ministry until their retirement. Pearl was an accomplished teacher, leader and singer in the church. They served appointments in British Columbia, Los Angeles, Independence and Central Missouri, Denver and Detroit. In 1983, Pearl and Ray retired to Battle Lake, Minn., where they enjoyed ten very happy years, that included involvement in many community activities. During this time Pearl served two terms as Pastor of the Community of Christ congregation (formerly (RLDS) in Clitherall. Then, in 1993, they moved back to Independence and have been residents of The Groves ever since, greatly enjoying friendships and community life there as well.

Pearl is survived by her loving husband, Raymond W. Huggett; daughter, Janis Rae Huggett; all of the Huggett, Bosshardt, Vick and Baldry families; and her many friends.

She will be remembered as a woman of faith, dignity, loyalty and compassion.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Groves Community Hospice.

“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in the time to come.” [Proverbs 31:25]  

Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Chapel, 816-373-3600.


 

 

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