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Margaret Louise Pierce

December 12, 1926 November 3, 2019
Margaret Louise Pierce
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Obituary for Margaret Louise Pierce

Margaret Louise (Light) Pierce went to her eternal rest on November 3, 2019 from a short illness.

Margaret was born December 12, 1926 in Tuscola, Illinois to John and Zella (Camden) Light.

Margaret married Marvin “Keith” Pierce on June 9, 1950. To this union, three children were born; Daniel (Carole) Pierce, Denver, Colorado, Deborah (James) Brown, Champaign, Illinois, and Donna (Hany) Mikhail, Joplin, Missouri. Additional survivors include eight grandchildren; Timothy (Kendra) Brown, Joshua (Michelle) Pierce, Kristy (Joseph) Grimsey, Caleb (Molly) Pierce, Rachel (Matthew) McLain, Tyler Green, Jonathan (Lindsay) Mikhail, and Audrey (Marshall) Harris; and nine great-grandchildren; Taylor Butler, Ayla Pierce, Katie Pierce, Morgan Grimsey, Gavin Brown, Avri Brown, Olivia McLain, Blakey McLain, Zara Harris and one due May, 2020.

Raised in Champaign County, Illinois, she attended public schools graduating from Sadorus, Illinois High School in 1944. She then attended Illinois Commercial College in Champaign.

Margaret worked for Fields Department Store and Carle Hospital while living in Urbana, Illinois. She and Keith also owned and operated K an M Cafe in Urbana, Illinois for 10 years. Margaret then worked as a receptionist for May Shaw Hair Salon and then for Zayre Department Store in the domestic’s department. After this, Margaret cared for people in their homes for 20 years. In 1988, she returned to work at Carle Hospital until her retirement in 2003. She moved to Joplin, Missouri in 2004.

She was a member of the Sadorus Methodist Church, Sadorus, Illinois, and attended the Church of the Nazarene, Carthage, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith, her parents, John and Zella, and her sister, Phyllis Jurges.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019 at Craw Cemetery, Sadorus, Illinois. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 pm. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

1:00 PM 11/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Craw Cemetery

552 County Road 700 N
Sadorus, IL 61872

Craw Cemetery
552 County Road 700 N Sadorus 61872 IL
United States

Graveside

Friday

8

Nov

2:00 PM 11/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
Craw Cemetery

552 County Road 700 N
Sadorus, IL 61872

Craw Cemetery
552 County Road 700 N Sadorus 61872 IL
United States

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Craw Cemetery Final Resting Place

552 County Road 700 N
Sadorus, IL 61872

552 County Road 700 N Sadorus 61872 IL
United States
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