"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upated May 18, 2023

Pearl R. Gould

July 15, 1931 - February 27, 2023


Pearl Ricka Gould, 91 of Carthage, Missouri passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Oak Pointe of Carthage. She was born on July 15, 1931 in Washington, Kansas to Henry and Mildred (Kilgore) Kaiser. Pearl worked as a beautician in her own beauty shop and was an interpreter for the deaf. She was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church of Carthage, MO.     

earl was united in marriage to Donald Gould Sr. on September 4, 1949. He preceded her in death on January 3, 2023. Survivors include, three sons, Steven Gould, Donald Gould Jr. (Dede), and Todd Gould (Kristi), one brother, Robert Kaiser (Karen), one brother-in-law, Robert Martens, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, four sisters, one daughter-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and a granddaughter.        

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church, Carthage, MO.  Burial was held in Greenlawn Cemetery, Jasper, MO.        

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at