Share:  

Clara Pearl (Westcott) Greif, the daughter of Jake and Alma (Rice) Westcott, was born May 25, 1922, in Black Hawk County, Iowa. She graduated from Union High School in 1940.

Following high school graduation, Pearl moved to Des Moines where she attended Iowa Beauty College. She worked at the Des Moines Ordnance Plant in Ankeny, Iowa, during WWII. On December 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to William G. Greif, and lived in the Des Moines area where they raised their family.

Pearl passed away peacefully in her apartment on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Prairie Vista Village, at the age of 98 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, daughter Judith Greif Epps, her parents, and 12 siblings.

Pearl worked in accounting and retired from Casey’s General Stores in the mid 80’s. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her sons Dale and Bill of Des Moines; a daughter Sandra of West Des Moines; 7 grandchildren: Barbara Epps Penzato, Tricia Epps Waskow, Debra Epps Herwehe, Mike Epps, Jennifer Cruz, Courtney Nelson, and Jerod Greif; and 9 great-grandchildren; brothers Roland Westcott of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Jack Westcott of Penitas, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, with Pastor Janelle Osbeck officiating. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:30 - 10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Burial
Sunny Hill Cemetery
Grimes, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Order Flowers
Order Flowers