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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Pearl E. Sonnefield, 80, of Center Point, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only three days.

Born Dec. 7, 1923, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of Emmens and Irene Royer Thompson. Following the death of her mother, she was raised by John and Anna Aldendorf.

She graduated from Ashboro High School and then moved to Indianapolis.

She was married to Tom Williams until his death in 1968. She attended beauty school in Indianapolis before moving back to Clay County in 1966. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1969 and worked at Clay County Hospital for several years.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star in Bowling Green and Poland Zion United Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, William Sonnefield, whom she married Jan. 20, 1973; her children, Terry Williams of Sacramento, Calif., Sandy Cooper of Pembrook, Ga., Frank Williams of Savannah, Ga., Ken Williams of St. Louis, Mo, Sue Simmons of Brazil; three stepchildren, Bill Sonnefield of Terre Haute, Kristy Jensen of Brazil and Jeff Sonnefield of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Russell, Brenda, Candace, Christina, Holli, Kristen, Heather, Ryan, Jeremy and Jamie; three stepgrandchildren, Sherri Lee, Eric and Shalie; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-granchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.

A memorial service will be held for her on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Poland Zion United Church of Christ with the Rev. Adin Rodgers officiating. Friends are invited to gather at the church from 2-3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.